KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Gazing at the Solar System: Capturing the Evolution of Dunes, Faults, Volcanoes and Ice from Space

June 16-19, 2014
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

Gazing from space holds considerable promise of capturing details of features on the surface of the Earth and other solar system bodies. As features change over time, processes such as evolution of earthquake faults, migration of sand dunes, and retreat of ice masses can be illuminated. To gaze or stare means to look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention offering the ability to probe the characteristics of a target deeply, allowing retrieval of 3D structure and changes on fine and coarse scales. Surface reflectance and changing perspectives allow for a far more complete view of a surface than conventional spaceborne imaging. A gaze could last several minutes depending on the orbit, allowing rapidly changing features to be tracked over short time scales of seconds, and repeat passes would yield imagery covering time scales of days to years. Potential applications are numerous and diverse; they include, but are not limited to, glacier retreat, sand dune migration, geohazards from earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, river ice break-up and floods, animal migrations, ecosystem changes; geysers on Enceladus; or ice structure on Europa. The goals of this study program are to develop the science that can be teased out of spaceborne gazing, specific types of targets and applications, the resolution and spectral bands needed to achieve the science, and possible instrument configurations for future missions.

Workshop Participants:

  • Kate Allstadt - University of Washington
  • Adnan Ansar - JPL/Caltech
  • Jean-Philippe Avouac - Caltech Campus
  • Francois Ayoub - Caltech Campus
  • Bruce Bills - JPL/Caltech
  • Bodo Bookhagen - UC Santa Barbara
  • Nathan Bridges - Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Andrew Brown - Toyon Research Corporation, ISR Algorithms
  • Michael Burl - JPL/Caltech
  • Bruno Conejo - Caltech Campus
  • Pablo d'Angelo - German Aerospace Center
  • Eric De Jong - JPL/Caltech
  • Andrea Donnellan - JPL/Caltech
  • Kevin Franke - Brigham Young University
  • Jay Goguen - JPL/Caltech
  • Renaud Goullioud - JPL/Caltech
  • Joseph Green - JPL/Caltech
  • Cyrielle Guerin - CEA
  • Bernard Hallet - University of Washington
  • Simon Hook - NASA/JPL
  • Nicholas Lancaster - Desert Research Institute
  • Sebastien Leprince - Caltech Campus
  • Kiran Murthy - Skybox Imaging
  • Amit Mushkin - University of Washington
  • Edwin Nissen - Colorado School of Mines
  • Thomas Painter - JPL/Caltech
  • Ellen Rathje - University of Texas
  • Dirk Scherler - Caltech Campus
  • Gunasekaran Seetharaman - US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • David Shean - University of Washington
  • Joann Stock - Caltech Campus
  • David Sutherland - University of Oregon

Workshop Presentations

Joseph Green
JPL/Caltech

Staring imaging overview
(9.9 MB .pdf)

Nathan Bridges
Applied Physics Laboratory

Planetary surface processes
(6.1 MB .pdf)

Nicholas Lancaster
Desert Research Institute

Assessing dune dynamics from space
(40 MB .pdf)

Joann Stock
Caltech Campus

Characterization of tectonically active regions
(5 MB .pdf)

Dirk Scherler
Caltech Campus

Climate change impacts on high-mountain cryosphere
(23.4 MB .pdf)

Bodo Bookhagen
UC Santa Barbara

Glacial retreat rates in the central Andes and mapping of debris-covered glaciers in the Tian Shan
(10.4 MB .pdf)

Tom Painter
JPL/Caltech

Energy balance of snow and ice
(8.6 MB .pdf)

David Sutherland
University of Oregon

Monitoring fjord circulation (and ice melange and shelf circulation using GPS-tracked icebergs)
(36 MB .pdf)

David Shean
University of Washington

Dynamic science from repeat, high-res stereo imagery - ice sheets to volcanoes
(34.8 MB .pdf)

Kiran Murthy
Skybox Imaging

High Resolution Gazing Imagery Using Microsatellites
(29.3 MB .pdf)

Sebastien Leprince
Caltech Campus

Tracking 3D Ground Changes using Multi-Temporal Stereo Satellite Imagery
(23 MB .pdf)

Pablo d'Angelo
German Aerospace Center

3D from Skybox video
(4.1 MB .pdf)

Bruno Conejo
Caltech Campus

Fast global matching via energy pyramid
(10.4 MB .pdf)

Cyrielle Guerin
CEA

DSM generation from very high resolution stereoscopic imagery
(7.4 MB .pdf)

Adnan Ansar
JPL/Caltech

High fidelity 3D reconstruction
(4.3 MB .pdf)

Guna Seetharamank
US Air Force Research Laboratory

Video based 3D imaging: milestones and the horizon
(3.7 MB .pdf)

Eric De Jong
JPL/Caltech

Mars 3D
(18.2 MB .pdf)

Inside the Curiosity Rover
(animation)

Inside the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science
(animation)

Francois Ayoub
Caltech Campus

Remote sensing of martian aeolian dynamics
(10 MB .pdf)

Amit Mushkin
University of Washington

Mapping sub-pixel roughness using stereo imaging
(1.3 MB .pdf)

Andrew Brown
Toyon Research Corporation, ISR Algorithms

Persistent Electro-Optical/Infrared Wide-Area Sensor Exploitation
(2.8 MB .pdf)

Michael Burl
JPL/Caltech

Automated feature recognition
(17.7 MB .pdf)

Jay Goguen
JPL/Caltech

Photometry in staring imaging
(1.6 MB .pdf)

Bruce Bills
JPL/Caltech

Potential contributions of "Staring Images" to geodynamics research
(1.7 MB .pdf)

Ellen Rathje
University of Texas

Imaging for Geotechnical Engineering: Applications to Landslides and Liquefaction
(5.3 MB .pdf)

Kate Allstadt
University of Washington

Seismic methods for surficial processes - landslides, glaciers and volcanoes
(23 MB .pdf)

Ed Nissen
Colorado School of Mines

4-D topography: promises and pitfalls
(3.3 MB .pdf)

Kevin Franke
Brigham Young University

3D reconstruction using small UAVs
(2.3 MB .pdf)

Renaud Goullioud
JPL/Caltech

Gazing at the solar system engineering considerations
(294 KB .pdf)