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Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter is a Ph.D student in Applied Marine Physics. She also has degrees in electrical engineering and earth science, and spent several years working as a contractor for NASA. Her research interests include satellite remote sensing of the Earth System and the Earth-Space environment, from satellite mission design, to data mining and image processing. Aside from her main research interests, she is also interested in the emerging use of CubeSats for operational Earth observation and the challenges involved in CubeSat mission design. She tweets at @DrSpectra.

Latest Blog Posts

NASA experiments will watch eclipse's effect on atmosphere

August 18, 2017

The upcoming solar eclipse isn’t just about watching the Moon block out the Sun. A suite of NASA-funded science experiments will to study the unseen effects of the eclipse on Earth's atmosphere.

Radar in Earth and Planetary Science, Part 2

May 12, 2017

Heather Hunter brings us the next installment in her series on radio detection and ranging.

Radar in Earth and Planetary Science: An Intro

February 24, 2017

Heather Hunter explains how radar works and what it's used for on Earth and beyond.

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