|Infrared images acquired by Landsat|
shows active fires "through-the-smoke".
Images acquired in human visible
region will be "covered with smoke".
WyomingView coordinator Ramesh Sivanpillai showed satellite and aerial images collected in the visible region (for human beings) and beyond (infrared) and their utility for monitoring the surface of earth and the changes occurring in it. Examples included monitoring water quality, deforestation, and wildfire damages (see Landsat images acquired during and after a wildfire event in Wyoming).
|The post-fire infrared images acquired|
by Landsat shows both the extent
and severity of the wildfire. US
Forest Service and other federal agencies
use Landsat and similar images for
assessing burn severity classes.
Sivanpillai also discussed career opportunities in remote sensing and how students can academically prepare for them. “Many students see the occupation opportunities involved with this field, especially the potential to travel and view many other geographic areas” said Mr. Whitman. “Having professionals visit my classroom or going to their occupation site always motivates my students to try a little harder in my academically rigorous class”.
This educational outreach activity was conducted on April 5th and 6th (6 individual talks) as part of AmericaView’s Earth Observation Day activities aimed at introducing teachers and students to remote sensing science and applications.