"AGU is interdisciplinary, [it] helps breaks down the disciplinary stovepipe we often get into." an interview with Jim Irons

Recorded February 22, 2019 Archived February 22, 2019 20:07 minutes
Id: APP615643


Jim Irons grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in Cleveland when environmental conservation was becoming more important for society, but it wasn’t until the Cuyahoga River in his hometown of Cleveland caught on fire in 1969 that his desire to be help solve the problems caused by pollution was crystallized.
Irons would later go onto working with the Landsat missions, a series of Earth-observing satellites co-managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, which would make amazing contributions to tracking the effects of climate change by mapping glacier retreat over time and tracking the effects of deforestation through tree loss over time. These types of data sets would later go on to affect conservation measures in tropical rainforests and regulation concerning emissions and other things which can have an effect on climate change. (Recorded 12 December 2018)


  • Jim Irons
  • Josh Learn

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