Reto Stöckli

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Aura satellite launch & deploy

Aura is a earth observing satellite and it is part of NASA Earth Observing System (EOS). Aura’s four instruments study the atmosphere’s chemistry and dynamics. Aura’s measurements will enable us to investigate questions about ozone trends, air quality changes and their linkage to climate change. Aura’s measurements will provide accurate data for predictive models and …

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The European Fourier-adjusted and Interpolated NDVI (EFAI NDVI)

The EFAI NDVI is a high resolution land surface parameter dataset for climate modeling and mesoscale weather simulations. It was derived from the 20 year long NASA/NOAA AVHRR Pathfinder NDVI dataset, which is available in 10 day temporal and 0.1 degree spatial resolution for global area coverage. The variability of vegetation state and function motivates …

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The European Fourier-Adjusted and Interpolated Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (EFAI NDVI)

NDVI Measurements with Simple Radiometric and photographic Methods

A remote sensing tutorial for teachers and students In July 2003 our institute IACETH (Insitute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich) offered a field course on hydrology and climate science taking place in our research catchment “Rietholzbach”. In this course I teached students how to measure the surface radiation balance using pyrano- and pyrgeometers. …

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Aqua satellite launch & deploy

Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth’s water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional …

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MODIS Satellite versus GOCART Model Aerosol Animation

Earth Cam (rendered with the Blue Marble 2002 Textures)

Terra MODIS swath animation

Terra satellite launch & deploy

Terra is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary mission involving partnerships with the aerospace agencies of Canada and Japan. Managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the mission also receives key contributions from the Jet Propulsion Laboratoryand Langley Research Center. Terra is an important part of NASA’s Science Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet. I have created …

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Native Chaos

Native Chaos was a computer and video feedback art project between Higgins, Muff and me carried out during the winter months of 1997/1998. The project primarily resulted in a few empty red wine bottles and night long experimental video material, of which a few still images are shown here in reduced resolution. Enjoy!