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Great Lakes Ice

This AVHRR image shows heavy ice cover on the Great Lakes. Synoptic views such as these provide rapid assessment of ice thickness and texture, which in turn provide crucial information for predicting shoreline erosion, impacts on the shipping industry, and lake effect snows.

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2012-2013 Report (PDF)

Proposal in Progress, August 24, 2012
Assistant Professor Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics/EPSSI), "CAREER: Clouds, Turbulence and Mixing: A Remote Sensing Investigation within a Cloud Chamber," NSF.

Proposal in Progress, August 21, 2012
Assistant Professor Gregory Waite (GMES/EPSSI) and Associate Professor Jeffrey Allen (COE), "EAGER: The Feasibility of Simulating Weak Volcanic Shockwaves with Analog Monitoring," NSF.

Proposal in Progress, July 2, 2012
Director Charles Kerfoot (LaSER/EPSSI), Chair and Professor Sarah Green (CHEM) and Coordinator Joan Chadde (Education Program), "Lake Superior Invasives: Limiting Establishment and Dispersal," US EPA.

Proposal in Progress, June 26, 2012
Assistant Professor Thomas Oommen (GMES/EPSSI), "Model and Evaluate the Earthquake-induced Lateral Spreading from the 2002 Denali Earthquake," collaborative research with the University of Alaska, Anchorage/USGS.

Proposal in Progress, June 25, 2012
Associate Professor Simon Carn (GMES/EPSSI), "Multi-decadal sulfur dioxide climatology from satellite instruments," NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Proposal in Progress, June 11, 2012
Assistant Professor Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics/EPSSI), "Aging of Black Carbon and Ambient Aerosol During Atmospheric Transport: Understanding Results from the DOE 2010 DOE CARES and 2012 CLEARFLO Campaigns," RTI International.

New Funding, May 30, 2012
Assistant Professor Shiliang Wu (GMES/EPSSI) and Research Engineer R. Chris Owen (MTRI) have received $374,960 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a three-year project, "Extreme Event Impacts-Ozone and Particulate Matter Air."

Proposal in Progress, April 11, 2012
Associate Professor Will Cantrell (Physics/EPSSI) and graduate student Joseph Niehaus (Physics/EPSSI), "Mineral Dust and Biomass Burning Aerosol as a Source of Contact Ice Nuclei in Arctic Mixed Phase Clouds: Constraints from Laboratory Studies," NASA

The Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) facilitates and promotes research and education in interdisciplinary areas spanning Earth and its ecosystems to the reaches of intergalactic space. Twenty faculty, representing seven different departments, are members of EPSSI. EPSSI oversees the interdisciplinary, non-departmental PhD program in Atmospheric Science as well as the University minor in Remote Sensing.

EPSSI's goals are to work by consensus to promote Earth, planetary and space sciences at Michigan Tech through (1) interdisciplinary coursework and programs, (2) group funding efforts for equipment and research, and (3) interdisciplinary seminars and short courses.

EPSSI's previous incarnation was as the Remote Sensing Institute (RSI).

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This is SUITSAT-1, Amateur Radio Station RS0RS!

 

EPSSI IS HOME OF THE

REMOTE SENSING SEMINAR

Mondays, 4 pm, M&M U113

Open to all juniors, seniors and grad students! Visitors to lectures are welcome!