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December 01, 2010

Prof. Bauer Congratulated by Scientific and Technical Information Publisher Elsevier

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

The 2010 William T. Pecora Award has been awarded to Prof. Marvin Bauer. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presented this award to Prof. Bauer, to recognize him for his many contributions to remote sensing education, science and applications and sustained accomplishments.

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Prof. Bauer has been congratulated by Elsevier for this achievement. Scientific, technical and medical information products and services are published by the publisher, Elsevier.

Dr. Brad Doorn of NASA's Science Mission Directorate and Dr. Thomas Loveland of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science Center jointly presented this award earlier this month. Outstanding contributions by individuals or groups toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing are recognized by the annual William T. Pecora Award.

Prof. Bauer is a research agronomist for the Purdue University (News - Alert) Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing. The role of remote sensing for agriculture and forestry has been defined with help from Prof. Bauer. Significant contributions to NASA's Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment have also been made by the Professor. Forestry applications have been investigated by Prof. Bauer at the University of Minnesota.

Lake water quality was monitored; and impervious surface was mapped as part of Prof. Bauer’s recent work. His work also concentrated on land cover classification, and change detection. Many students have also been mentored by Prof. Bauer.

In a press release, Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and Ken Salazar, secretary of the Interior, said, "Dr. Bauer is perhaps best known for 30 years of outstanding service as the editor-in-chief for the premier remote sensing journal - Remote Sensing of the Environment. Through his untiring efforts, it has become the top-rated remote sensing journal according to the Science Citation Index Impact Factor."

According to Bolden and Salazar, the credibility of remote sensing science has been directly improved by Dr. Bauer. His commitment to timely publish the highest quality papers has been instrumental for the improvement.

Results on theory, science, applications and technology of remote sensing of earth resources and environment are published by Remote Sensing of Environment. The journal also publishes on terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric sensing for the benefit of the remote sensing community.


Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard