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Job Title
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Program Role
ARSET Instructor


Dr. Erika Podest is a scientist with the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group in JPL's Earth Science Division. Her research focuses on using Earth observing satellites, particularly microwave sensors, for monitoring wetland ecosystems and the vegetation growing season length in the northern high latitudes to better understand the impact of climate change on these ecosystems. She is an instructor with NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program, leading trainings that focus on the use of satellite remote sensing data (primarily radar) to support applications related to water and disasters.