Alaska Satellite Facility
The Alaska Satellite Facility is part of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, located on the Troth Yehhda’ campus.
- ASF downlinks, processes, archives, and distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users around the world
- ASF promotes, facilitates, and participates in the advancement of remote sensing to support national and international Earth science research, field operations, and commercial applications
- ASF is committed to providing high-quality data and services quickly and reliably
- Coming Soon! NISAR — A dedicated NASA and ISRO SAR satellite mission, optimized for studying hazards and global environmental change. ASF has been selected to be the NISAR Data Hub!
ASF OpenScienceLab featured this month
The NASA Earthdata website currently highlights OpenSciecneLab (OSL) in its Data Tool in Focus section. OSL is an ASF service
JPL uses data from ASF for the ARIA Project
The JPL/CalTech ARIA Project utilizes SAR data and GPS for detecting and measuring ground deformation and creating predictive models. Cloud-based
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): Applications – Professional Certificate
This is a new intermediate-level AlaskaX Professional Certification program. This self-paced course is offered in three sections focusing on SAR
Webinar: Jump-Start SAR Data Analysis in the Cloud with ASF’s OpenSARLab
This webinar introduces OpenSARLab as a free, limited-access service for SAR processing using a cloud-hosted Jupyter Hub located alongside the
Forrest Williams, PhD.
Forrest Williams is a newly minted Ph.D., having successfully defended his thesis near the end of 2022 at New Zealand’s Massey University, where his focus was geology. The topic? Large landslides in New Zealand and how satellite data can track them so that scientists can understand the causes. Landslides are a serious problem in many parts of New Zealand. The island nation is tectonically active, is dominated by mountains and hills, has soil of volcanic origin, and has a high amount of rain that tumbles rapidly down steep rivers and contributes to ground instability. All of that makes a combination
Forrest Williams, PhD.
Forrest Williams is a newly minted Ph.D., having successfully defended his thesis near the end of 2022 at New Zealand’s Massey University, where his focus