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Alabama Water Institute

Remote Sensing Center

The Remote Sensing Center utilizes radio-frequency and microwave engineering as well as radar systems, radar remote sensing and microwave radiometers to the study polar ice sheets, sea ice, ocean, atmosphere and land. The center involves students and researchers in multiple disciplines across campus, as well as using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, that carry remote sensing technologies to collect data on surface water and snow depth in the continental United States.