Year 2007 – Dr. Schueler

6:00 pm, Wednesday
September 5, 2007
UCSB Faculty Club

With Dr. Carl F. Schueler
Chief Scientist (Retired)

Dr. Schueler with Ivan Lorkovic, our Treasurer
Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing


Next-generation Polar Satellite Environmental Observation


This talk summarizes a satellite remote sensing system development started in 1993 now nearing completion and launch. Key to this new system was user-defined geophysical measurement requirements to define the specification prior to design. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) will replace three current systems: the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Line Scanner (OLS) providing global tactical weather support since the late 1960’s the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) providing global civilian weather observations for 30 years, and the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) providing scientific environmental monitoring for ten years. VIIRS will provide global civil and defense operational observation as well as scientific long-term trend assessments including climate.

Dr. Schueler retired from Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (formerly Hughes SBRC Systems Division) in 2006 as Chief Scientist. He led VIIRS from conceptual studies in the early 1990’s to detail design in 2002, and was the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor Technical Director to 2006. He is an industry consultant, serves on UCSB Institute of Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) Advisory Committee, the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Earth Observation Conference Program Committee, and the National Research Council (NRC) committee to ensure the continuation of satellite climate data records. He received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from UCSB in 1980 under a Hughes Fellowship.

See a short movie of Dr. Schueler’s presentation.

Year 2003 – Bridlewood Winery

“Annual Holiday Wine Tasting”

November 8, 2003  

We had our annual holiday winetasting at the Bridlewood
Winery in Santa Ynez. The afternoon included a vintner’s  presentation
and a tour of the winery by the owner Cory Holbrook. After the wine-tasting,
a pleasant lunch was provided by Karen and Curtis Musser (Chair-Elect).
Information about the winery can be found at their website:  Winery

Pictures of the event are available here

See Announcement


Year 2003 – Renee Artman

“A Virtual Tour of the Ventura County Crime Laboratory”

Dr. Renee Artman
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Forensic Science Laboratory
6 p.m. Friday May 23, 2002
Cal State Channel Islands campus Camarillo, California


Dr. Phil Hampton will provide a Tour of the CSU Channel Islands campus at 5:15 p.m. for anyone interested.

Dr. Renee Artmann is the Forensic Sciences Laboratory Manager for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and has a Ph.D. in Toxicology. As the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory, she oversees day-to-day operations of the Crime Lab. The Forensic Science Laboratory handles all forensic evidence for Ventura County, and is the only crime lab in Ventura County. The Crime Lab has just received renewal of its national accreditation, and is in the process of renovating space for expansion of the facility.

A light dinner will be served. The cost for the event will be $10 per person, $5 for students.

Directions to the Cal State Channel Islands campus in Camarillo: Click here for a map

From north of Camarillo:
Take Highway 101 South to the Los Posas Road Exit in Camarillo, and  at the end of the exit. At Cawelti Road, turn left (there will be a sign for the campus). Cawelti Road will end at Lewis Road. At that point, turn right onto Lewis Road. The campus will be on your left a short distance down Lewis Road.

From south of Camarillo:
Take Highway 101 North to the Santa Rosa/Pleasant Valley Exit, and turn left at the end of the exit. At the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Lewis Road, turn left onto Lewis Road. The campus will be on your left, approximately one mile from the intersection.

** Remember that agricultural roads (like Lewis Road and Cawelti Road) have a speed limit of 50 mph. **
As you drive into the campus from the entrance on Lewis Road, make sure that you obey the speed limit of 35 mph (the police are vigilant defenders of this limit due to several collisions vehicles have had with deer). You will pass a road to the new faculty/staff housing and then cross a bridge. At this point, you will be on campus (with a speed limit of 20 mph). Follow the signs to parking and to the site of the event.

Please RSVP by May 16, 2003 with Payment to:
California Los Padres ACS
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510

Many thanks go out to Dr. Hampton and the CSUCI campus for the exceptional event

Year 2007 – Wine Tasting – Kalyra

The Annual CALPSACS Holiday Wine Tasting

M. Brown Kalyra Winery

343 N. Refugio Road,Santa Ynez

12 noon, Saturday, December 1, 2007

Over 45 people attended this event on a windy, but sunny day.

Lots of gourmet cheeses and two colorful soups were available for everyone to experience

The cost for the event was  $10 per person

Food will be served including an assortment of gourmet cheeses and soups

“Billed as a “small winery with a big personality,” this winery lives up to its reputation. It is very fun and blends California and Australian sensibilities. This winery was featured in the movie “Sideways.”

On a practical side, this winery has a healthy variety of well-received wines in a broad range of prices to suit almost anybody’s palette and wallet.
Although their Chardonnay and Shiraz will make any wine lover happy – rumor has it their desert wines are top notch and not to be missed. Seated on a gorgeous tract of land, this winery is a must see on your travels.”

John Dickson’s Santa Barbara Wine Guide,

For more information on the M. Brown/Kalyra Winery and their wines go to

Flyer can be found here

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