Created in 2006, Remote Sensing of Climate Group (RSCG) is a part of the NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center at the City College of New York.
CREST has been growing in the last decade both in terms of research activity as well as scientific membership. This has resulted in formation of research groups within the CREST center. Examples of those research groups already created are:
The CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative is an nationally and internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary environmental research that provides a forum where scientists, technology experts, engineers, and policymakers work to solve strategic environmental challenges facing the planet in the 21st Century.
The Coastal and Ocean Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory (ORS Lab) is an effort by a broad community of interdisciplinary scientists to study the interaction of light with the ocean and its constituents. The Coastal and Ocean ORS Lab is part of the NOAA-CREST Center at CCNY. The laboratory is located in Room 533 of The Grove School of Engineering, 140th St. & Convent Ave. New York, NY 10031.
The main focus of the TRAQ group is to combine the use of existing satellite tools with ground based active and passive sensors to understand pollution transport and improve retrieval of aerosol properties with better accuracy and resolution and connect to Air Quality Forecast and Models.
The Cryospheric Processes Laboratory laboratory is committed to studying the Cryosphere, with emphasis on ice and snow processes. We are located at the City College of New York, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 160th Convent Av., Marshak Building, Room 927, New York, NY, USA.
The Coastal Urban Environmental Research Group (CUERG) conducts climate research studies on complex coastal urban areas including but not limited to; the states of California, New York, the islands of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
The interests of this research group are in the analysis of the transfer of water and energy between the land surface and the lower atmosphere through the modeling of the hydrological and meteorological processes. We monitor these processes using satellite imagery and we utilize appropriate models to predict their evolution.
Our group applies mathematics and computational science to problems in remote sensing and earth science. We develop methods and technology to give NOAA scientists and their collaborators better tools for information exploration, visualization, data integration and compression.
Research in the area of atmospheric remote sensing is consistent to two NOAA Mission Goals: Climate Mission Goal: Understanding climate variability and change to enhance society’s ability to plan and respond, and Weather and Water Mission Goal: Serve society’s needs for weather and water information. Within this thrust climate and air quality impacts are the two major activities, each with a team consisting of a number of groups.