We have just finished processing the data from our flights over the Great Salt Lake on August 11, 2015 (COA 2014-WSA-165). During this campaign, a customized Ozone monitor was flown at four different times throughout the day in a designated flight path from Promontory Point out over the Great Salt Lake and back in a vertical grape vine pattern. The data collected from these flights is helping to further the understanding of what the Ozone does to the lake effect on the Great Salt Lake. Download more information regarding the flights here.
Customized O3 Sensor
HOBO Temperature Sensor
Leila Hassan-Esfahani wins 10th Annual J. Paul Riley AWRA Student Paper Competition
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Leila Hassan-Esfahani was chosen as a winner at this year's J. Paul Riley AWRA Student Paper Competiton for her paper, The Contributions of Landsat and Airborne Products in Monitoring Surface Soil Moisture on April 2, 2015. She will be presenting her award winning paper at the AWRA Utah Section Annual Conference, Celebrating Utah's Water Past and Preparing for the Future, on May 12, 2015 at the University of Utah.
Leila is a Civil and Environmental Engineering student with an emphasis on remote sensing of agricultural field conditions with Dr. Mac McKee.
USU AggieAir Received COA for Flight in Northern Califoria Airspace near Lodi, CA
Monday, April 6, 2015
Utah State University recieved a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA to fly AggieAir in Northern Califoria airspace, in the vicinity of Lodi, CA. The aerial images taken from AggieAir would service the purpose of testing proof of flight at or near sea level and to see if our platform can follow the contour of the land over sites like grape vineyards. The data provided by these flights will also be used for research in precision agriculture. Download the COA here.
Official Tail numbers of AggieAir
Thursday, February 5, 2015
AggieAir has received exciting news this month from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We are among the first schools in the nation to receive tail numbers from the FAA. Our Minion planes will be outfitted with 9 brand new tail numbers. These tail numbers are currently being used with our active Certificate of Authorization (COA) in Cache Valley (one and a half miles northeast of the Brigham City VOR LHO). FAA Registry