Since starting at NASA in 1977, Senior Biospheric Scientist at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Compton James Tucker used satellite data for famine early warning,
desert locust control, terrestrial primary production, deforestation
and land cover mapping, predicting ecologically coupled disease
outbreaks, mapping glacier extent, and mapping climatic effects on global
vegetation. His presentation will illustrate the use of satellite
technologies in understanding climate change.
The program is is free and open to the community, and is co-sponsored by the Kopchick College’s Science Inspires Series, the IUP Department of Biology, and the IUP Department of Geography and Regional Planning.