Welcome to the LRSG!


The Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (LRSG), established in fall 2004, was initially funded by UTSA with further support from the U.S. Department of Education through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). Additional funding supports to the lab include NASA, NSF, NOAA, ONR, USGS, and other agencies and institutions.

The LRSG group is primarily working on projects related to four fields:

  • Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and its ecosystem and climate connection
  • Assessment of water resources in the Tibetan Plateau through studying change of glacier lakes, glaciers, and snow cover under climate change
  • Remote sensing of surface hydrology and modeling (precipitation, snow cover, soil moisture, land surface temperature, evapotranspiration, etc.)
  • Remote sensing of Martian minerals/rocks and surface processes



Feb 2019 - PI Stephen Ackley and co-PIs Drs. Blake Weissling and Hongjie Xie: Greenland Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE) project

Feb 2019 - UTSA project is one of fifteen selected to participate in the Greenland Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE)

Oct 2018 - We are looking for a graduate/PhD student to work on an NSF-funded project. Please let Hongjie Xie or Alberto Mestas know if you have any questions.

June 2018 - video: a refresh of field work on Ross Sea fast ice

May 27-June 1, 2018 - Dr. Xie attended the MOSAiC planning workshop in Potsdam, Germany

May 2018 - Call papers for a special issue in Remote Sensing: deadline March 31, 2019

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