June 27th, 2009
Egyptian born Farouk El Baz has been research professor and director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University since 1986. While working with the Apollo Space Program (1967-72), he applied satellite imagery to moon surfaces and chaired the Astronaut Training Group. He later studied the arid areas of the world and used his analysis of space photography to select areas for investigation on the ground in Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, China, and India. Much of his career has been spent applying space technology to geography, geology, archaeology, and the environment. He used his remote sensing technology to develop underground water resources in Egypt and to document the extent of destruction following the first Gulf war. He was recently appointed a member of the Committee on Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.
October 27th, 2008
Bahrain- Dr. Farouk El-Baz delivered gave a presentation titled "When the Desert is Green" at the Adbullah Al->Zayed for Bahraini Press Heritage. The Space images in his slide show revealed that the Deserts of North Africa & Arabia resulted from the alternation of wet and dry climate cycles; with the last wet cycle having ended 5,000 years ago. Radar images of Arab deserts have revealed numerous courses of rivers and streams that led to depressions where lakes formed. Water seepage in the substrate caused groundwater accumulation beneath lake basins and fracture zones.
September 29th, 2008
Among them was Farouk El-Baz of Boston University, who was recognized for his contributions to America's space program. Farouk says that he met with the president briefly, who had kind words for him.
Farouk, who had been critical of Bush in the past, said that if he could have talked with the president longer, he would have said that he could have been one of the greatest presidents in history. However his "Iraq venture" was a stumble and "a bad move based on nothing".
Go to link below for the 7 minute clip of his segment with NECN
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