CUNY urban hydro-metereological testbed is a set of weather stations across New York City. It collects various meteorological datasets from temperature to rainfall rates. These stations help determine the role played by soil moisture deficit between the urban and surrounding rural areas, in exacerbating urban air temperature and how it impact the microclimate of the cities local and regional climate.

Computational Facilities

Learn more about our computational facilities: ERSL Environmental Remote Sensing Lab at The City College of New York (CCNY), GIS and Remote Sensing Lab (T-424)- The City College of New York (CCNY), The Urban GISc Lab at Lehman College, and The Center's Computing Cluster System.

Optical Remote Sensing Lab

The Optical Remote Sensing Laboratory is part of the Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CSSRST), a multidisciplinary center, led by the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

CUNY-SMART (Soil Moisture)

A soil moisture observation network approved by NASA as a core validation site for the SMAP mission is deployed in the region of Millbrook, NY


The CUNY- Snow Analysis and Field Experiment (CUNY-SAFE) is being carried out to collect the long term intra-seasonal microwave and surface observations to analyze the snow transitional period from dry, wet, and to melting snow conditions.

Coastal Observatory - LISCO

​Advances in oceanic bio-optical processes are expected to be more heavily focused on improving satellite retrieval products of inherent optical properties (IOPs) of coastal waters, which, because of their complexity, offer more challenges than open ocean waters, where satellite observations and retrieval algorithms are already reasonably effective.


​The latest meteorological observations in and around The New York metropolitan area (NYC) at NYCMetNet, provided by the Remote Sensing Laboratory of The City College of New York.

Direct Broadcast Services - Satellite Receiving Stations

The Satellite Receiving Station (SRS) located at 3 Locations, CUNY, Hampton University and University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Center Lidar Network

Center LIDAR Network (NY,VA,MD,PR) studies the vertical profiling along the Atlantic Coast transect from NYC to Caribbean with applications to aerosol transport and air quality.