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Alaska Satellite Facility

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!

Scientist Spotlight

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


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