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Clouds Over Mt. Whitney – A 23-Year Tale of 3D Remote Sensing

28 Nov 2018, 14:34 UTC
Clouds Over Mt. Whitney – A 23-Year Tale of 3D Remote Sensing
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We have all had the experience of when we are looking for something, we sometimes do not find it. But as soon as we stop looking, we do find it – frequently when it is no longer needed. As a professional scientist I know that this observation has little scientific basis, but I feel I have fallen victim to it more than once during my professional career. While wrapping up a final report recently for a grant on a remote sensing project conducted by my group in cooperation with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS), I discovered quite by accident I had fallen victim to this phenomenon once again involving clouds over California’s tallest peak, Mt. Whitney.

RAMOS – 1995
From the mid-1990s until its cancellation in 2004, I was a member of the American science team for a joint American-Russian program called RAMOS (see “RAMOS: The Russian-American Observation Satellites”). The primary technical objective of this program was to conduct joint research and development with our Russian counterparts on new approaches to improve space-based early warning capabilities. Secondary technical objectives included performing observations of a more environmental nature in an attempt to broaden the appeal of ...

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