A major component of the remote sensing course Observing Earth From Space is an individual course project. Students are encouraged to select projects that will supplement their existing research. Alternatively projects can be fashioned around topics or regions of the world that the students have a particular knowledge or interest. As such, these projects cover many places, subjects and time spans.

Below is a list of the recent project topics, with links to individual projects and selected abstracts. Full text of these papers, plus prior year reports, can be found at the Yale Center for Earth Observation.


Spring 2013 Semester

Forest Issues Epidemiology Landscape Change Detection
Landscape Modeling Urban Issues Human Impacts
Oceans & Atmosphere Water & Drought Agriculture
Fire Heat Budget RS Techniques

Spring 2012 Semester

Forest Issues Public Health Landscape Change Detection
Landcover Mapping Urban Issues Climate
Atmosphere Environmental Issues Archaeology
RS Techniques    

Spring 2011 Semester

Forest Issues Public Health Landscape Change Detection
Landcover Mapping Urban Issues  

Spring 2010 Semester

Forest Issues Public Health Landscape Change Detection
Climate Urban Issues Atmosphere
Archaeology Human Impacts Astronomy
Bio-Geography    

Spring 2009 Semester

Forest Issues Desert Environment Landscape Change Detection
RS Techniques Atmosphere Public Health
Urban Issues Climate  

Fall 2007 Semester

Forest Issues Archeology Landscape Change Detection
Time Series Spectral Analysis Public Health
Meteorology    

Spring 2007 Semester

Forest Issues Ecosystems Landscape Change Detection
Geology Oceans Atmosphere
Meteorology    

Spring 2006 Semester

Forest Issues Human Impacts on the Environment Climate
Urban Issues Water Quality Snow, Ice and Glaciers
Storms and other Natural Events Landscape Change Detection Techniques and Issues of Scale

Fall 2004 Semester

Forest Issues Urban Issues Climate
Public Health Human Impacts on the Environment Industrial Impacts
Anthropology    

Spring 2004 Semester

Forest Issues Urban Issues Climate
Public Health Landscape Change Detection Atmosphere
Geology Examining Environmental Events Elevation Imapcts on Vegetation
Ecosystem Mapping