Philpot, William Douglas

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William Douglas Philpot is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. His research is in the way that light interacts with the earth's atmosphere and surface, and how that affects the way the land and water are viewed from satellite and aircraft.


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    William Douglas Philpot and John F. Abel discuss the history of CEE
    Abel, John F.; Philpot, William Douglas (Internet-First University Press, 2013-05-09)
    Prof. Philpot describes his (circuitous) path to research in remote sensing and to joining the faculty in remote sensing in CEE. The discussion turns to the range of research that existed prior to Philpot’s arrival, primarily photogrammetry and airphoto interpretation as applied to a variety of engineering activities along with reminiscences of individual faculty: Don Belcher, Ta Liang and Warren Philipson. The interview closes with a general description of some of Philpot’s research activities.