Welcome to New Faculty Member
On April 15, 2010: Anna M. Michalak, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Dept. of Atmospheric,Oceanic & Space Sciences, University of Michigan spoke at a DGE Seminar. Her title was Towards a global carbon monitoring system: Assimilating in situ and remote sensing observations in a geostatistical framework. Anna & her colleagues have been measuring both CO2 concentrations and fluxes in the atmosphere across the United States and developing models that may predict future carbon balances. This month she is joining our Department as the first woman faculty member. Anna was here for a few days in early June to attend the CAO Reception, meet some of us, and canvas the housing market. We look forward to her return later in the month with husband and baby son.
CAO Launch Party
June 2: The Asner Group and the Department of Global Ecology hosted a launch program and ceremony for the next-generation Carnegie Airborne Observatory at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. In attendance were over 100 people from the community, from Carnegie, and from a variety of organizations that provide support for the group’s studies of tropical forests. The new system provides three fully integrated subsystems for three-dimensional analysis of ecosystem composition, chemistry, and physiology: A very high-fidelity imaging system providing contiguous spectral signatures of targets in the visible and shortwave-infrared range, a high-resolution waveform Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system providing contiguous ground coverage and full three-dimensional imaging, and a high-fidelity imaging system providing contiguous spectral signatures of targets in the visible and near-infrared range. For Kelly McManus's original photos see: https://picasaweb.google.com/kmcman2/CAOLaunchPartyJune2?authkey=Gv1sRgCK6gmOun7eWARw&feat=directlink
June 12 marks the first BLOG from Greg Asner. The CAO-2 is laying over in Mexico and will be in Peru on Monday morning. We’re working our way to our first scientific campaign, and the biggest one in our history. It’s like taking the past 4 years of CAO research and packing it into one campaign, but this time with the most advanced instrumentation ever built for Earth observing.I’m going to take a crack at an official blog for the project in hopes of keeping the team in touch over the summer. http://cao-amazonico.blogspot.com/#