Hello everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the Field Trip at NOAA CREST on October 23rd, 2012 and the seminar held by Antony DiNardo, Chief Scientist at Northrop Grumman, on October 25th, 2012. I would like all of you to post your impressions about the trips (labs, instruments, opportunities, applications, the way you think all these might connect with your interests, etc) and the presentation before October 31st.


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4 Responses to NOAA CREST Field Trip

  1. gerti says:

    This was of the most impressive trip that i had ever done here in America. The contact with the instruments and the environment helps me a lot to improve better the different concepts of remote sensing and to be a forward step at my study for the future. The opportunities that I saw there make me more hopeful for the future and gave me more interest for this materials.

  2. M. Appoh says:

    the field trip was fascinating, it brought to reality what we learnd in abstract. it was different from the demonstrations in the lab in the sense that it was the real thing.
    There was the LIDAR System although it was not installed we had a very good idea as how it works.
    there was the Sun Photo Meter. It works using the sun light.
    The microwave radio meter.
    Hope it is the begining for us for a bigger thing.
    thank U prof.

  3. Stephen says:

    Yes I did enjoy it! I was very interesting seeing all of those lasers and optical devices. I’ve never really understood what the LIDAR telescope does and how it operates but now I have a clear understanding. Also, I was intrigued by the Chief Scientist at Northrop Grumman and the way he explained the different types of satellites and their optical capabilities. Also, he was unable to answer a question due to the information being classified. To me, that seems pretty cool because he is doing something that has a direct impact on the world. Furthermore, the presentation that Antony presented open my eyes to what someone can achieve when you apply yourself and showed me that you can work at NASA and do something important with an Associate’s degree instead of a Bachelor’s in Technology. Thanks Professor Viviana!!

  4. jesus22 says:

    I went to the NOAA CREST Field Trip on October 23rd, 2012. In general we learn everything in a class room setting. In class we are explain how the Sunphotometer, Microwave radiometer, LIDAR System, and ect works. We learn the sciences, math and engineering required to understand how these complicated instruments operate. But for once we were able to see how these instruments really work at City College. In the remote sensing lab we got to see physical layout of a typical LIDAR System. We also were able to go to the roof to expect the addition instruments that were also on the roof. We came across the other types of remote sensing instruments that we covered in class. But do to the weather condition the systems were down because some of the instruments are passive sensors. Also the Sunphotometer was taken to NASA for repairs and calibrations. Overall I enjoyed my time there and hope we can go back when the equipment is up, running and taking measurement.

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