Graduate Student Seminar Series - Conor Gately and Mary Farina

3:30 pm on Friday, May 2, 2014
5:30 pm on Friday, May 2, 2014
STO 453
Conor Gately and Mary Farina will be giving talks as part of the Department of Earth & Environment's Graduate Student Seminar Series. Refreshments will be served following the talks. Abstracts for the talks are as follows: "CO2, Cars and Cities: Does Driving Diminish with Density?” by Conor Gately The talk will present recent results from the development of a new, multi-decadal, high-resolution inventory of U.S. on-road CO2 emissions. Analysis of emissions trends in urban and rural areas reveals a complex relationship between road travel, CO2 emissions, and population density. These results have implications for urban growth scenarios, as well as for policies to mitigate vehicle emissions and reduce traffic congestion in major urban areas. “Relationships between tree rings and satellite-based canopy greenness in mixed temperate forests” by Mary Farina This project examines links between ground-based and satellite-based measures of tree growth in the Northeast United States. Correlations between tree ring widths, Landsat vegetation indices, and Landsat-based phenology records are investigated.