Karen Seto
Jul 4, 2007Landsat Links Urban Growth and Rainfall Pattern Change

Jul 4, 2007 • For the first time, scientists have used satellite images to demonstrate a link between rapid city growth and rainfall patterns, as well as to assess compliance with an international treaty to protect wetlands. The results have been published in two studies co-authored by Karen Seto, assistant professor of geological and environmental […]

Cities from Space
Feb 15, 2007Landsat Data Used to Understand Urban Environments

A new website featuring Landsat images of 77 international cities has been published by the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). By analyzing urban reflectance (both visible and infrared) and surface temperatures, SEDAC has established criteria to help distinguish urban land cover from other land cover types. These spatial characterizations of urban land cover extent […]