Ted C. Eckmann, Assistant Professor and Donor, University of Portland
 
To my students: If you're enrolled in one of my classes, you can access my class materials on learning.up.edu, including the PowerPoint files I use, announcements, assignments, schedules of topics covered, lists of assigned readings, and resources to help you apply the material you're learning. If you're in one of my classes and can't access my materials through learning.up.edu, please see this or e-mail me and we'll get it working.


E-mail eckmann@up.edu
Phone +1 (503) 943-7072
My Office Buckley Center 265; see campus maps and directions
Office Hours

For spring semester 2018: in Buckley Center 265 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:45pm to 2:15pm, plus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00pm to 4:30pm, plus any other time when my office door is open, and anytime you see me walking around campus. I can also meet at many other times by appointment (just e-mail me to set up an appointment).

Postal Mail Ted C. Eckmann
University of Portland, Mail Stop Code 155
5000 North Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203-5798
United States of America
Teaching

I'm teaching or have taught the following courses at UP:

ENV 110 "Earth Systems Science"
ENV 162 "Introduction to Oceanography"
ENV 300 "Techniques in Environmental Research"
ENV 361 "Meteorology"
ENV 365 "Climatology"
ENV 387 "Environmental Lab"
ENV 391 "Atmospheric Science"
ENV 391 "Climate Science"
ENV 391 "Physical Oceanography"
ENV 493 (Topics Vary)

I joined the University of Portland (UP) Environmental Studies Department in 2013 after four years as a faculty member at Bowling Green State University. Prior to this, I had spent six years in the Geography Department within the University of California at Santa Barbara, where I received my master and doctoral degrees, plus a Certificate in College and University Teaching. I love working at the University of Portland, and I hope to be here for a long time!

My areas of recent research range from wind power, to green roofs, air pollution, maritime glaciers, climate change, micrometeorology, tornadoes, fog, and wildfires. I specifically design many of my research programs to benefit my local community. My sources of support for this research have included: NASA, the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, Jack and Laura Dangermond Scholarships, a Brython Davis Fellowship, Saturday Academy, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the University of Portland, along with plenty of encouragement and assistance from my friends, family, students, and colleagues. Thank you everyone!

My teaching and research experiences are broad, and include atmospheric sciences, oceanography, green energy, geology, ecology, conservation, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), natural hazards, and environmental policy (I also have a degree in economics from UC San Diego, so I see environmental issues from more than just a hard-science perspective). My hobbies include playing music, hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. On the websites for my atmospheric science classes, I maintain huge collections of tools for weather forecasting so you can see when it will be a nice day for outdoor activities, and satellite images of the area surrounding UP from nice days in the past.
 

Photo of Ted Eckmann

See a photo of me kayaking on a field trip with one of my classes.

 

Ted Eckmann and students
Here I am with two of my former students after a flight in a single-engine aircraft: flying is a great way to experience environmental science. Yes, I'm wearing a GIS shirt... sometimes environmental scientists are easy to spot.

Ted Eckmann in Hurricane Irene's Eyewall
Here I am in the eyewall of Hurricane Irene in 2011. I've also seen several tornadoes while storm chasing. On my chases, I apply my understanding of the atmosphere and use real-time data to stay as safe as possible, while also communicating with the National Weather Service and local officials to help them protect others. For example, Doppler radar can't detect all tornadoes, so reports from storm chasers like me can provide important information that other data sources can't deliver.

Photo of Ted Eckmann with his students at a conference
Here I am with two of my students who are presenting our research at a conference.

Ted Eckmann and students at an awards night
My students accomplish lots of great things! Here we are at an awards night honoring them.

 

 

Selected Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Presentations at Professional Conferences:

* Indicates authorship or co-authorship by a current or former UP undergraduate or high school student:

Eckmann, Ted C., *Morach, Annemarie E., *Hamilton, Maranda J., *Walker, Joseph L., *Simpson, Logan K., *Lower, Sasha N., *McNamee, Audra P., *Haripriyan, Anjali, *Castillo, Dani, *Grandy, Summer L., and *Kessi, Abigail M. (2018) Measuring and Modeling Microclimate Impacts of Sequoiadendron giganteum. Sustainable Cities and Society. 38: 509–525.

*Okita, Jarrett, Poor, Cara, Kleiss, Jessica, and Eckmann, Ted C. (accepted) Effect of Green Roof Age on Runoff Water Quality in Portland, Oregon. Journal of Green Building.

Eckmann, Ted C., *Wright, Samantha G., *Simpson, Logan K., *Walker, Joseph L., Kolmes, Steven A., Houck, James E., and *Velasquez, Sandra C. (2018) Combining Ordinary Kriging with Wind Directions to Identify Sources of Industrial Odors in Portland, Oregon. PLoS ONE. 13(1): e0189175.

Eckmann, Ted C. (2018) Validating a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of Vegetation Effects on Microclimates. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation: January 8-10, 2018. Sydney (Australia).

*Hamilton, Maranda J., *Grandy, Summer L., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Modeling Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions on a Green Roof in Current and Future Climates. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 80: October 25-28, 2017. Chico, CA (USA).

*Lower, Sasha N., *Kessi, Abigail M., *Neuzil, Isabella A., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Economic Valuation of Large Coniferous Trees in Urban Areas. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 80: October 25-28, 2017. Chico, CA (USA).

*Simpson, Logan K., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Computational Modeling of Industrial Odors in Portland, Oregon Using AERMOD. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 80: October 25-28, 2017. Chico, CA (USA).

*Walker, Joe L., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Forecasting Air Pollution Using K-Nearest Neighbor and Genetic Machine Learning Algorithm. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 80: October 25-28, 2017. Chico, CA (USA).

*Statler, Nicole E., *Adams, Amanda M., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Optimizing Angles of Rooftop Photovoltaics, Ratios of Solar to Vegetated Roof Systems, and Economic Benefits, in Portland, Oregon, USA. Environment Systems and Decisions. 37(3): 320–331.

Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Using GIS to Analyze Spatiotemporal Patterns of Industrial Air Pollution Sources and Distributions. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Japan Geoscience Union and American Geophysical Union: May 20-25, 2017. Chiba City (Japan).

*Adams, Amanda M., *Statler, Nicole E., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Optimizing Photovoltaic Positioning and Ratios of Solar to Vegetated Roof Systems in the US Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Bruckner, Margaret E., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Measuring Atmospheric Stability Using New Drone and Tethersonde Systems. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Cerda, Carla I., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Monitoring Micrometeorological Conditions Inside of Buildings to Assess Energy Efficiency. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Modeling Future Climate Change Impacts for Landowners and Municipal-Scale Stakeholders. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Grandy, Summer L., *Holmes, Brooke A., *Shaw, Zoe M., *Hastie, Georgia L., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Developing New Substrates to Improve Ecoroof Performance in Temperate Rainforest Climates. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Simpson, Logan K., *Walker, Joe L., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Analyzing Concentrations of Airborne Carcinogens in Portland, Oregon. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Walker, Joe L., *Simpson, Logan K., *Wright, Samantha G., and Eckmann, Ted C. (2017) Identifying Sources of Industrial Odors Using Winds and Spatial Monitoring. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers: April 5-9, 2017. Boston, MA (USA).

*Adams, Amanda M., *Statler, Nicole E., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Optimizing Photovoltaic Angles and Rooftop Coverage of Solar Panels Versus Vegetation in Oregon. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXVI: February 25, 2017. Corvallis, OR (USA).

*Cerda, Carla I., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Novel Methods for Measuring Microclimates Inside Large Buildings to Evaluate Energy Efficiency. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXVI: February 25, 2017. Corvallis, OR (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Oregon Nuisance Odor Policy and its Implementation. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXVI: February 25, 2017. Corvallis, OR (USA).

*Grandy, Summer L., *Holmes, Brooke A., *Hastie, Georgia L., *Shaw, Zoe M., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2017) Developing New Soils to Improve Green Roof Performance in Oregon. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXVI: February 25, 2017. Corvallis, OR (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C. (2016) Visualizations of Global Land-Cover, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Changes Using MODIS Data. Proceedings of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Volume 79: October 5-8, 2016. Portland, OR (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Revisiting Laudato si’ in the Context of the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 58(5):  p. 38-42.

Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements of the Urban Environment Using Drones and Tethered Balloons. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Holmes, Brooke A., *VanderWilde, Calli P., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Performance of Novel Soils Designed for Ecoroof Applications in the US Pacific Northwest. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*VanderWilde, Calli P., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Analyzing Water Balance to Optimize Green Roof Performance in Rainy Climates. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Velasquez, Sandra C., *Wright, Samantha G., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Statistical Analysis of Winds and Atmospheric Stability to Forecast Air Pollutant Propagation in Industrial Areas. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Wright, Samantha G., *Velasquez, Sandra C., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Spatial Analysis of Air Quality in a Topographically Complex Urban River Valley. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 29-April 2, 2016. San Francisco, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) A Storm Chaser’s Analysis of In Situ Surface Measurements Made Inside Hurricane Irene. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXV: February 27, 2016. Forest Grove, OR (USA).

*Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) New Vegetation Indices for Assessing the Health of Sedum spp. on Green Roofs. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXV: February 27, 2016. Forest Grove, OR (USA).

*VanderWilde, Calli P., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Seasonal Patterns in Soil Moisture on an Ecoroof in Portland. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXV: February 27, 2016. Forest Grove, OR (USA).

*Velasquez, Sandra C., *Wright, Samantha G., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Measuring Vertical Temperature Profiles With Drone and Tethersonde Flights in North Portland. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXV: February 27, 2016. Forest Grove, OR (USA).

*Wright, Samantha G., *Velasquez, Sandra C., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2016) Topographical Effects on the Distribution of Industrial Air Pollution in North Portland. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXV: February 27, 2016. Forest Grove, OR (USA).

*Holmes, Brooke A., *VanderWilde, Calli P., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Monitoring Xeric Species Performance on Ecoroofs Using UV-Visible/Near-IR Spectroscopy and NDVI. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. December 14-18, 2015. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*VanderWilde, Calli P., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Energy Savings Potential and Sensible Heat Flux Analysis of Green and Impervious Rooftops in the US Pacific Northwest. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. December 14-18, 2015. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Velasquez, Sandra C., *Wright, Samantha G., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Quantifying Spatiotemporal Trends in Nuisance Odors to Identify Sources of Air Pollutants. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. December 14-18, 2015. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Wright, Samantha G., *Velasquez, Sandra C., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Using GIS to Analyze Spatial Patterns of Industrial Air Pollution in Portland, Oregon. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. December 14-18, 2015. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Allen, Michael A., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns of Temperature Inversion Formation and Breakup in a Topographically Complex Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research: p. 430-438.

Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Modeling Hydrological Impacts of Future Climate Changes on Local Scales. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference: October 21-24, 2015. Palm Springs, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Resolutions on Numerical Model Simulations of Future Climate Changes. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 21-25, 2015. Chicago, IL (USA).

Chase, Nicole D., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) GIS Hotspot Analysis of Environmental Toxins in the Air and Water at a Municipal Scale. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 21-25, 2015. Chicago, IL (USA).

*Allen, Michael A., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Assessing Atmospheric Stability in North Portland to Investigate Industrial Air Pollution Events. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Using Spatiotemporal Downscaling to Visualize Future Climate Changes in Oregon at Sub-Kilometer and Sub-Monthly Resolutions. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*Holmes, Brooke A., *Allen, Michael A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Analysis of Substrate Water Retention and Xeric Succulent Species Growth for Optimization of Green Roofs in Portland, OR. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*Kemp, Luke R., *Aguilar, Antonio F., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) In Situ Monitoring of Nuisance Odors in Portland, OR to Mitigate Air Pollution Problems. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*VanderWilde, Calli P., *Coppernoll-Houston, Dana M., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Comparative Analysis of Sensible Heat Fluxes on Vegetated Versus Non-Vegetated Rooftops in Portland, OR. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*Velasquez, Sandra C., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Plume Analysis and Chemical Sampling of Air Quality Near Industries in North Portland. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*Wright, Samantha G., *Allen, Michael A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2015) Spatial Interpolation with GIS to Map Industrial Air Pollution in North Portland. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Volume LXXIV: February 28, 2015. Portland, OR (USA).

*Allen, Michael A., *Holmes, Brooke A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2014) Measuring Urban Microclimates and Vertical Temperature Profiles in Portland, Oregon for Analyzing Energy Budgets and Air Pollution Sources. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement: ED046-P05. December 15-19, 2014. San Francisco, CA (USA).

*Holmes, Brooke A., *Allen, Michael A., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2014) Quantifying Performance of Succulents and Novel Substrates for Extensive Green Roof Applications in the US Pacific Northwest. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement: ED046-P04. December 15-19, 2014. San Francisco, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2014) Climate Science and Extreme Weather Events. Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference: October 13-14, 2014. Corvallis, OR (USA).

Green, Mandy K., Eckmann, Ted C., Haggerty, Brendon, and York, Emily, (2014) Making a Difference for Climate Change and Health Impacts: Oregon Policy, Science, and Local Indicators. Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference: October 13-14, 2014. Corvallis, OR (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2014) Spatiotemporal Analysis of Recent Regional and Global Climate Changes. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 8-12, 2014. Tampa, FL (USA).

Chase, Nicole D., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2014) Atmospheric Controls on the Human Health Effects of Volcanic Eruptions. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 8-12, 2014. Tampa, FL (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., and Gorsevski, Pece V., (2013) Quantifying Tradeoffs Between Offshore Wind Power Production on the Great Lakes and Impacts on Flying Wildlife. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA (USA).

Newman, Cassondra M., Chase, Nicole D., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2013) Analyzing Spatial Patterns in Tornado Deaths and Destructiveness in the United States to Improve Tornado Safety. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA (USA).

Chase, Nicole D., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2013) Patterns in Lightning Occurrence and Lightning Mortality in the United States. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 9-13, 2013. Los Angeles, CA (USA).

Gorsevski, Pece V., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2012) Global Atmospheric Circulation Influence on Melting Maritime Glaciers. Proceedings of the International Polar Year 2012 Conference. Published by the World Meteorological Organization; April 22-27, 2012. Montréal, Canada.

Eckmann, Ted C., (2012) Analyzing Damage From the Tornado Outbreak of April 27, 2011 Through On-The-Ground Surveys and Remote Sensing. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: February 24-28, 2012. New York, NY (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2011) Visualizing Human-Environment Interactions Using Animations Created From MODIS Data. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 12-16, 2011. Seattle, WA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., Still, Christopher J., Roberts, Dar A., and Michaelsen, Joel C., (2010) Variations in Subpixel Fire Properties with Season and Land Cover in Southern Africa. Earth Interactions. 14(6): p. 1-29.

Roberts, Dar A., Bradley, Eliza S., Roth, Keely L., Eckmann, Ted C., and Still, Christopher J., (2010) Linking Physical Geography Education and Research through the Development of an Environmental Sensing Network and Project-Based Learning. Journal of Geoscience Education. 58(5): p. 262-274.

Eckmann, Ted C., Roberts, Dar A., and Still, Christopher J., (2009) Estimating Subpixel Fire Sizes and Temperatures From ASTER Using Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(22): p. 5851-5864.

Eckmann, Ted C., (2009) New Animations of Global Climate and Climate Change. Annual Conference of the California Geographical Society: May 1-3, 2009. Santa Ynez, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2009) Measuring Subpixel Fire Sizes and Temperatures to Improve Global Remote Sensing of Fires and Their Effects. European Geosciences Union, General Assembly: April 19-24, 2009. Vienna, Austria.

Eckmann, Ted C., and West, Robert B., (2009) Helping Undergraduate Students to Develop Multimedia Production Skills Relevant to Geography. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: March 22-27, 2009. Las Vegas, NV (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., and West, Robert B., (2009) Integrating Multimedia Production Skills in an Undergraduate Science Course: Lessons from a NASA-Sponsored Partnership Between East Los Angeles College and UC Santa Barbara. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching: February 20-22, 2009. Greensboro, NC (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., Roberts, Dar A., and Still, Christopher J., (2008) Using Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis to Retrieve Subpixel Fire Properties From MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112(10): p. 3773-3783.

Eckmann, Ted C., (2008) Comparing Measures of Subpixel Fire Sizes and Temperatures From ASTER and MODIS. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union 89(53), Fall Meeting Supplement: December 15-19, 2008. B31C-0304. San Francisco, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., (2008) Measuring Fire Sizes and Temperatures Globally at Subpixel Resolutions Using Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference: October 8-11, 2008. Fairbanks, AK (USA).

Roberts, Dar A., Still, Christopher J., Bradley, Eliza S., and Eckmann, Ted C., (2008) Innovative Use of Environmental Data in Geographic Education. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 15-19, 2008. Boston, MA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., Dennison, Philip E., and Roberts, Dar A., (2007) The "Day" Fire at Night: Improving Subpixel Measurements of Fire Sizes and Temperatures From Nighttime MODIS Images. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers: April 17-21, 2007. San Francisco, CA (USA).

Powell, Rebecca L., Eckmann, Ted C., and Still, Christopher J., (2006) The Relative Importance of Climatic, Environmental, and Anthropogenic Factors on Fire Activity in Africa Using the MODIS Active Fire Product. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement: December 11-15, 2006. B41D-0222. San Francisco, CA (USA).

Eckmann, Ted C., Dennison, Philip E., and Roberts, Dar A., (2006) Retrieving Subpixel Fire Sizes From MODIS Using Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(52), Fall Meeting Supplement: December 11-15, 2006. B31A-1071. San Francisco, CA (USA).

 

Art by Ted Eckmann

The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire

I created this in Photoshop. I've always liked that saying about how "The sun never sets on the British Empire," which probably made the most sense when the British Empire controlled at least one colony in all twenty-four time zones on Earth. However, to be more accurate, that really means that the sun is ALWAYS setting on the British Empire. I managed to tile that entire landscape using the albums of only five prolific British bands: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. I'm also a big fan of more recent British bands like Radiohead, along with a variety of musicians from other genres (British and non-British alike). See a larger version of this image.
 
 

Drawing by Ted Eckmann
I also like to draw. See a larger version of this image.
 
 


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