Professor Ramata Magagi of CARTEL leads the Canadian Experiment for Soil Moisture in 2010 (CanEx-SM10)

Professor Ramata Magagi of CARTEL is leading the Canadian Experiment for Soil Moisture in 2010 (CanEx-SM10) which brings together more than 50 researchers and students. The objective of this project, in coordination with the validation activities for theSoil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), is to develop algorithms for the estimation of soil moisture in Canada. Soil moisture is one of the most important f...

The Canada Research Chair in Earth Observation and Phytoplankton Ecophysiology

Professor Yannick Huot, director of CARTEL, holds the Canada Research Chair in Earth Observation and Phytoplankton Ecophysiology.   As the chairholder, Yannick Huot and his research team focus on four main research themes : Phytoplankton photophysiology in the laboratory The objective of this research theme is to describe phytoplankton photophysiological responses (mostly photosynthesis, photoacclimation, photoregulation, photoadaptati...

Professor Norman O’Neill observes the plume from the eruption of the Sarychev Peak volcano in Russia 10 km above Sherbrooke

Professor Norman O’Neill observes the plume from the eruption of the  Sarychev Peak volcano in Russia 10 km above Sherbrooke
On June 6, 2009, a plume of volcanic dust from the Sarychev volcano in Russia was observed by Professor Norman O'Neill by using the CORAL Net lidar instrument in Sherbrooke and a sun photometer (AEROCAN network). The lidar, which is the optical equivalent to a radar using a laser, allows the measurement of the composition of the atmosphère from the ground.   Responsable : Norman T. O'Neill