Image of the Week directory from previous years: 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004
Image of December 27, 2008:
Image of December 20, 2008:
Snow at the SDSU Sky Oaks Field Station, on Mount Laguna, at the California Wolf Center, and at La Cima.
Image of December 13, 2008:
Wind buildup on Mt. Laguna across more than a day near the
desert-dropoff, based on minute by minute sensor data.
Image of December 6, 2008:
Laser Ranging site on Mount Laguna, with a small prescribed
fire nearby. The site also hosts seismic and Plate Boundary
Image of November 29, 2008:
HPWREN topology, as seen in a Google Earth visualization.
Image of November 22, 2008:
Jim Hale is watching Pablo Bryant during an ice shield installation
at a backbone site.
Image of November 15, 2008:
Underwater camera tests at Cabrillo National Monument
tidepools. The camera was just below the water surface. More photos
Image of November 9, 2008:
First icing up on Toro Peak of the upcoming winter, as seen by a
ROADnet network camera.
Image of November 1, 2008:
Fog over the river gorge at the SDSU Santa Margarita Ecological
Image of October 25, 2008:
View of the Coast Guard lighthouse at Point Loma. Roughly the
middle of the image shows the solar panels of the installation that
hosts the camera that took last week's
Image of October 18, 2008:
Motion-detect image by a network camera at the NPS Cabrillo National
Monument at Point Loma of an osprey having caught a needlefish.
Image of October 15, 2008:
Update to the October 4 "mirror and telescope that killed Pluto" image, now with the mirror all clean and shiny after the maintenance work.
Photo by Scott Kardel, Palomar Observatory, Caltech
Image of October 11, 2008:
This October 9, 2008 motion-detect image shows one of the CL-415
Superscoopers taking off at the Ramona CalFire Air Attack Base.
Image of October 4, 2008:
The mirror that demoted Pluto and provided for other significant
science: maintenance work at Caltech's Palomar Observatory, which
allowed for an inside look into the 48" telescope. The photo was
taken towards the mirror. More photos are can be found at
Image of September 27, 2008:
Fire plus eleven months: plant regrowth on Lyons Peak.
Image of September 20, 2008:
Re-alignment of the HPWREN antenna at the SDSU Mount Laguna
Observatory, with astronomer and MLO director Paul Etzel
working on the antenna pole.
Image of September 13, 2008:
Underbelly of one of the two CL-415 Superscoopers, which arrived at
the CalFire Air Attack Base in Ramona this week as additional
firefighting resources. Additional photos and a video are
Image of September 6, 2008:
Rain going by north of Mount Laguna on August 30, 2008. Click on
the image for an about 2MB MPEG-1 time-lapse animation.
Image of August 30, 2008:
Preparation for antenna replacements on Mount Laguna. The photo
shows Mike Datte, Andrew Farrow, and Ron Serabia.
Image of August 23, 2008:
Time series graph for the traffic volume across HPWREN from the
Palomar Observatory, measured second-by-second for the 86,400 second
day midnight-midnight on August 22, 2008. it is clearly visible that
most of the Palomar Observatory bandwidth is requierd at night.
Image of August 16, 2008:
New HPWREN poster created by Monika Braun
Image of August 9, 2008:
Solar panel cleaning at an NPS Cabrillo National Monument
networking site. Ocean winds throwing up sand near the Point Loma
tidepools require frequent cleaning of the solar panels and co-located
Image of August 2, 2008:
Preparation of a pair of radios for an upcoming deployment.
Image of July 26, 2008:
This picture shows the area east of Lyons Peak from almost the
same location as the November 3, 2007
Image of the week, which was taken almost nine months earlier
shortly after the Harris fire.
Image of July 19, 2008:
Flyer at more than 8700 feet. Photo taken by a ROADnet motion-detect
camera on Toro Peak.
Image of July 12, 2008:
The Palomar Observatory's 200 inch Hale telescope (left) underwent
an installation of a new instrument:
Project 1640. The photos, as well as an about 20 megabyte time-lapse installation video are
by W. Scott Kardel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Palomar Observatory.
Image of July 5, 2008:
July 4th fireworks over San Diego, automatically taken/collaged
by a pair of network cameras at the NPS Cabrillo National Monument
Image of June 28, 2008:
Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) of the Scripps Institition of
Oceanography. More information about FLIP can be found at
Image of June 21, 2008:
Summer solstice sunrise over San Diego, as seen with a networked camera at
the Cabrillo National Monument.
Image of June 14, 2008:
360 degree view around a tower site. The enlarged image is almost
41 megapixels in size.
Image of June 7, 2008:
Jim Hale participating in setting up a wireless network for the
May 30/31 National Geographic and National Park Service BioBliz
event at Paramount Ranch, to identify the diverse species in the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. More photos are
Image of May 31, 2008:
Image of May 24, 2008:
Image of May 17, 2008:
Fog over San Diego. Photo taken by an automated network camera at
the Point Loma NPS Cabrillo National Monument.
Image of May 10, 2008:
Mike Datte, during an antenna installation at an HPWREN backbone
Image of May 3, 2008:
.... and another fire season reminder. This photo was taken by Ron
Serabia over a fire on April 28, 2008.
Image of April 26, 2008:
.... and remember, fire season will be upon us soon. This photo of
a fire plume was taken via motion-detect by a south pointing camera on
Lyons Peak on Saturday.
Image of April 19, 2008:
Poster created by Monika Braun about a San Diego State University
Image of April 12, 2008:
Almost 44 megapixel 360 degree view at the Palomar Observatory
Image of April 5, 2008:
Image of March 29, 2008:
Image of March 22, 2008:
Image of March 15, 2008:
Image of March 8, 2008:
Image of March 1, 2008:
Image of February 16, 2008:
The image is a small part of an about 20
megapixel dual-camera composite.
Image of February 16, 2008:
Caution: the top image expands to about 38 megapixels, and
the bottom image expands to about 53 megapixels
Image of February 10, 2008:
Image of February 2, 2008:
Image of January 26, 2008:
Image of January 19, 2008:
Image of January 12, 2008:
Image of January 5, 2008: