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Kristina Yamamoto: Day in the life of a USGS Geographer

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Hi, I'm Kristina Yamamoto, and I'm a geographer SCEP for the USGS here at the Denver Federal Center in Colorado and I work on remote sensing analysis and GIS for our research projects here.

So, this is a satellite image from 2001 from Landsat, and I use images like this to compare things like vegetation greenness and soil moisture wetness across different sensors. Working at the USGS has been really great. I first started here because I met my current project lead at a conference for geography a few years ago, and we just started talking, and it's worked out really well. Thanks!


Title: Kristina Yamamoto: Day in the life of a USGS Geographer


Kristina Yamamoto, is a a geographer for the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), part of the National Geospatial Program. She is also in the Student Career Experience Program. As a SCEP, Kristina mainly works on remote sensing and GIS projects to support the research goals of CEGIS. Learn more about Kristina and her experience at the USGS as a student

Location: Lakewood, CO, USA

Date Taken: 1/17/2012

Length: :41

Video Producer: Michael P. Finn , U.S. Geological Survey, CEGIS

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