Corey Scher

Corey Scher

PhD Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences

City University of New York

Biography

I’m a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Grad Center. The technical depth of my work is rooted in the science of Earth observation. The breadth of my work spans applications in terrestrial hydrology and cryospheric sciences to the physical and environmental aspects of geopolitical conflict.

I was born and raised in Berkeley, CA and am currently based in New York City. I sit at the City College of New York (CCNY) in West Harlem.

Interests

  • Remote sensing
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Hydrology
  • Critical physical geography

Education

  • PhD in Earth and Environmental Science, (expected 2023)

    Graduate Center at the City University of New York

  • MS in Geology, 2019

    City University of New York

  • Bachelors in Geology, 2017

    University of California, Berkeley

Projects

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NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) in Humanitarian Applications

Co-teaching the first of four sessions on the use of NASA open-source earth observation data for monitoring damage during military conflict

Subsidence monitoring in transboundary aquifers

Monitoring sustainability of shared groundwater resources using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR)

Herbicide drift from Israel to Gaza

Remote sensing of decreases in normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) coincident with Israeli military spraying of herbicide along the Gaza siege perimeter

Intentionality of peat fires on land concessions in Indonesia

Remote sensing of burn patterns in support of an investigation around the intentionality of peatland fires for forest clearing

Recent Publications

Mapping seasonal glacier melt across the Hindu Kush Himalaya with time series synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

Current observational data on Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) glaciers are sparse, and characterizations of seasonal melt dynamics are …
Mapping seasonal glacier melt across the Hindu Kush Himalaya with time series synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

Contact

  • 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
  • Room 926 of the Marshak Science Building. My desk is in the back left corner after you enter the room and walk past the front desk.
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