Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AGU 2016. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the Geosciences (NH021)

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the session: "Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the Geosciences (NH021)“ at the 2016 Fall AGU meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 Dec, 2016. We invite you to submit an abstract to our session and the submission deadline is 3 August 2016, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

The session description is:

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are increasingly being used to expand our ability to observe Earth system processes and make measurements not previously possible. Example applications include tracking volcanic gases to mapping the extent of forest fires and from monitoring Earth systems to measuring vegetation health with high spatial and temporal resolution. The different types of UAS available are growing rapidly providing access to small scale systems for short-term rapid response data collection to larger UAS for longer-term continuous monitoring. The aim of this session is to bring together the geoscience community to present on the newest science, systems, payloads, and research being performed. We invite contributions from across the AGU focus groups including those who develop and deploy UAS's along with those researchers who use UAS data in their research. The session will instigate discussions between the AGU focus-areas and lead to increased cross-disciplinary research and science-transfer across natural hazard sciences.

Primary Convener:
Peter W. Webley (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

David C. Pieri (Earth Surface Science Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Matthew M. Fladeland (Airborne Science Office, NASA Ames Research Center)
Alexander Braun (Dept. of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen's University)


We look forward to your submission to the session.


Peter Webley 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Conference Presentation Opportunity: AGU 2016 Art and Design of Visualizations in the Geosciences [Deadline August 3rd, 2016]

To all,

Thought this might be of interest to a lot of you out there. Come on to AGU 2016 and submit a presentation to our session.

See you there.




Dear Scientists, Artists, and Collaborators, 

We are pleased to announce the session: "Art and Design of Visualizations in the Geosciences: Inspiration, Interpretation, and Communication (PA003)" at the AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 12-16, 2016 in San Francisco. We invite you to submit an abstract to our session and the submission deadline is 3 August 2016, 11:59 P.M. EDT

Please note this is a Public Affairs session so you may present here in addition to your normal research session.

The session description is:

Geoscientists strive to find innovative ways to visualize and learn from large data sets and communicate the broader societal impacts of geoscience research. Aesthetically compelling visualizations can facilitate the creative exploration and understanding of scientific data. Integration of artistic and design principles into a research project can also provide new perspectives on the communication of those findings. This session features collaborations among researchers, artists, and designers who create works that highlight scientific findings and/or challenge colleagues to expand the way they communicate scientific research to diverse populations, inform policy and decision-making efforts, and promote the role of art in the geosciences. We encourage submissions of projects at all stages of development to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among an interdisciplinary group of geoscientists, educators, designers, filmmakers, and other creative professionals in the visual and performing arts fields. 

Primary Convener: 

Jill Shipman, FRAME Film Production Services, Department of Theater & Film and Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks (jsshipman@alaska.edu)


Saskia van Manen, Studio SassiKo, Netherlands (studiosassiko@gmail.com)

Peter Webley, V-ADAPT, Inc, and Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks (pwwebley@alaska.edu)

Pips Veazey, Decision Theater North, Alaska NSF EPSCoR, University of Alaska Fairbanks, (adveazey@alaska.edu)

We look forward to your submission to the session and furthering the integration of the arts in the geoscience community. Please contact us if you have any questions.

To submit your abstract please visit: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/

Kindest Regards, 
Jill Shipman


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Summit thermal activity at Alaid Volcano, April 5, 2016 at 11:13 UTC, LANDSAT-8

RGB of 765 from LANDSAT-8, night time data

RGB of 765 from LANDSAT-8, night time data [semi-transparent to show location of signals]

Thanks to http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ for data

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Volcanic ash simulations: Pavlof Volcano 00:00 UTC March 30,2016

Simulation of possible Pavlof eruption cloud dispersal. 5km ASL cloud, 2 hr event. starting at 00 UTC March 30, 2016. See Anchorage VAAC for official advisory (http://vaac.arh.noaa.gov/data/VAG/FVAK21PAWU_1603291550.png)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Pavlof Volcano erupts: Ash cloud/plume detected in satellite data.

Pavlof in satellite data. See Anchorage VAAC for the official volcanic ash advisory.


AVHRR 4m5 signal at 14:37 UTC on March 28, 2016