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Modeling and Photographing the Arctic, Now and in 2050
While an undergraduate at UCLA, I took a remote sensing class with Professor Smith and also conducted independent research under his supervision on changes in sea level ice in the Arctic. He emphasized the importance of remote sensing and satellite imagery in the Arctic, as it provides informative, wide-ranging data on an otherwise hard-to-access area. In fact, the Northern Arctic Federal University (NARFU) in Arkhangelsk, Russia just opened the Space Monitoring Center of the Arctic on November 18 to monitor conditions in the Russian Arctic from space.