EROS Research Presented at AGU

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The American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting takes place Dec. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. The work of the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center will be well-represented at the weeklong conference. More than half a dozen USGS EROS researchers will lead or participate in sessions, and EROS authors contributed to many others.

Here is a list of AGU sessions featuring EROS authors.

DECEMBER 10

1:40-3:40 p.m.

Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change Using Long-Term Time Series Remote Sensing Information I – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

Conveners
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS

Chairs
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University

OSPA Liaison
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS

1:55-2:10 p.m.

Implementing an Operational Continuous U.S. National Land Change Monitoring Capability (Highlighted) – SESSION LINK

Authors
Jesslyn F Brown
- USGS EROS
James E Vogelmann
- USGS EROS
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Christopher Barber
- InuTeq (contractor to USGS EROS)
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS
John L Dwyer
- USGS EROS

2:25-2:40 p.m.

Training data selection for annual land cover classification for the LCMAP – SESSION LINK

Authors
Qiang Zhou
- USGS EROS
Kelcy Smith
- SGT Inc (contractor to USGS EROS)
Daniel Zelenak
Innovate!, Inc.
Christopher Barber
- InuTeq
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS

2:25-2:40 p.m.

Seasonal monitoring of water variability from remote sensing and hydrological modeling of Afghanistan – SESSION LINK

Authors
Md Shahriar Pervez
- USGS EROS
Amy McNally
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Michael E Budde
- USGS EROS
James Rowland
- USGS EROS

3:10-3:25 p.m.

Investigation of weather interactions with the land surface using remote sensing time series data – SESSION LINK

Authors
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Jesslyn F Brown
- USGS EROS

4-6 p.m.

Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change Using Long-Term Time Series Remote Sensing Information II – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
George Z Xian
-USGS EROS

Conveners
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS

Chairs
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University

OSPA Liaison
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University

4:44-5 p.m.

Characterization of Historic Shrub Component Change across the U.S. West with Landsat, Providing New Insights into Historical Change Patterns – SESSION LINK

Author
Collin Homer
- USGS EROS

5:45-6 p.m.

Assessment of National land cover change between 2001-2016 – SESSION LINK

Author
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

DECEMBER 11

8-10 a.m.

Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change Using Long-Term Time Series Remote Sensing Information III – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

Conveners
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS

Chairs
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS

OSPA Liaison
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

9-9:15 a.m.

Overall Method Design for NLCD 2016: 2001-2016 Land Cover and Land Cover Change – SESSION LINK

Authors
Suming Jin
- Inuteq
Limin Yang
- SGT Inc
Patrick Danielson
- USGS EROS
Jon Dewitz
- USGS EROS
Collin Homer
- USGS EROS
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

10:20-10:35 a.m.

Towards A Moderate Spatial Resolution Data Record of 21st Century Global Land Cover, Land Use, and Land Cover Change (Invited) – SESSION LINK

Authors
Mark A Friedl
- Boston University
Curtis E Woodcock
- Boston University
Pontus Olofsson
- Boston University
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University

1:40-6 p.m.

Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change Using Long-Term Time Series Remote Sensing Information Posters – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS

Conveners
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS

Chairs
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS
Heather Tollerud
- USGS EROS

OSPA Liaison
Zhe Zhu
- Texas Tech University

12:20 p.m.

Assessment of Performances of Different Remotely Sensed Data in Impervious Surface Mapping – SESSION LINK

Authors
Hua Shi
- InuTeq
George Z Xian
- USGS EROS
Jon Dewitz
- USGS EROS
Zhuoting Wu
- Western Geographic Science Center

1:40-6 p.m.

Interagency Remote Sensing Collaborations to Assess and Monitor Ecosystem Carbon Balance and Drivers – SESSION LINK

Authors
Zhiliang Zhu
- USGS
Kristin B Byrd
- USGS
Neal J. Pastick
- USGS EROS
Christian Giardina
- USDA Forest Service
Paul Selmants
- USGS
Kathy A Hibbard
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

DECEMBER 12

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Assessment of Land-Surface Temperature to Support Higher Level Products for The Landsat Mission -SESSION LINK

Authors
Aaron David Gerace
- Rochester Institute of Technology
Tania Kleynhans
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ray Dittmeier
- USGS EROS

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Recent Enhancements to the USGS Landsat Archive and New Landsat Science Products – SESSION LINK

Authors
Linda Owen
- SGT Inc
Michelle A Bouchard
- SGT Inc
Christopher A Barnes
- SGT Inc

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Land cover and land-use change are important drivers of global climate change and can have both positive and negative feedbacks on the climate system SESSION LINK

Authors
Nathan J Wood
- Western Geographic Science Center
Benjamin M Sleeter
- USGS
Thomas R Loveland
- USGS EROS
Susan Aragon Long
- U.S. Global Change Research Program
James Wickham
- Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park
Grant M Domke
- US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Nate Herold
- NOAA Office for Coastal Management

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Calibration Updates Fully Extend Landsat Archive Back to 1972 – SESSION LINK

Authors
Esad Micijevic
- SGT Inc
Md. Obaidul Haque
- SGT Inc
Mark Lubke
- SGT Inc

DECEMBER 13

5:12 p.m.-5:20 p.m.

“New Space Explosion” and Earth Observing System Capabilities – SESSION LINK

Authors
Gregory Lee Stensaas
- USGS EROS
Jon Christopherson
- SGT Inc.

1:40-6 p.m.

Validation of seven gridded rainfall products for the Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon region using in situ observations – SESSION LINK

Authors
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Daniel Goode
- USGS
Stefanie Kagone
- SGT Inc
Salaam Abu Hantash
- Palestinian Water Authority
Nanor Momejian
- Queens University
Thair Al-Momani
- Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Michael R Van der Valk
- Hydrology.nl
Jack Eggleston
- USGS

4-6 p.m.

Centennial: Earth Observation Capabilities and Future Needs II – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
Zhuoting Wu
- USGS
Conveners
Greg Snyder
- USGS
Gregory Lee Stensaas
Chairs
Greg Snyder
- USGS
Gregory Lee Stensaas
- USGS EROS
OSPA Liaison
Gregory Lee Stensaas
- USGS EROS

1:40-6 p.m.

Analysis of Rainfall Trends for the Belg Season in Ethiopia – SESSION LINK

Authors
Diego H Pedreros
- USGS EROS
Diriba Korecha
- FEWS NET
Christopher Funk
- USGS
Harikishan Jayanthi
- Climate Hazards Group
Laura Harrison
- University of California Santa Barbara
Gregory J Husak
- University of California Santa Barbara

4:40-4:48 p.m.

The Evolution of Landsat Science Products for Earth Science Applications – SESSION LINK

Author
John L Dwyer
- USGS EROS

4:16-4:24 p.m.

A User-driven Approach for Meeting the Nation’s Land Imaging Needs – SESSION LINK

Authors
Greg Snyder
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
Zhuoting Wu
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
Gregory Lee Stensaas
- USGS EROS
Kimberly Casey
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
Thomas Duke
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
William Miller
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
Carolyn M Vadnais
- Integrity Applications Incorporated

4:24-4:32 p.m.

Sustainable Land Imaging Landsat 10 User Needs – SESSION LINK

Authors
Zhuoting Wu
- USGS National Land Imaging Program
Carolyn M Vadnais
- Integrity Applications Incorporated
Greg Snyder
- USGS
Gregory Lee Stensaas
- USGS EROS

5:45-6 p.m.

Mapping irrigated croplands across the U.S. with Landsat imagery - SESSION LINK

Authors
Yanhua Xie
- University of Wisconsin Madison
Jesslyn F Brown
- USGS EROS
Tyler J Lark
- University of Wisconsin – Madison
Holly Gibbs
- University of Wisconsin Madison

DECEMBER 14

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Remote sensing based estimation of actual Evapotranspiration time series for rainfall-runoff modeling at an agricultural river basin of the Brazilian Central Plateau region - SESSION LINK

Authors
Leandro de Almeida Salles
-University of Brasilia
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Dennis S Ojima
- Colorado State University
Henrique Roig
- University of Brasilia
Édio Albertin Malta
- University of Brasilia
Luciano Campitelli Conti
- University of Brasilia
Marina Rolim Bilich Neumann
- University of Brasilia
Lineu Neiva Rodrigues
- Embrapa Cerrados
Juliana Dias Lopes Galvão
- Agência Nacional de Águas – ANA
Morris Scherer-Warren
- Agência Nacional de Águas – ANA

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

A Method for Producing High Resolution Land Cover Maps of West Africa – SESSION LINK

Authors
Stephen Van Gordon
- University of California Berkeley
Mollie Van Gordon
- University of California Berkeley
Alfari Issifou
- Agriculture, Hydrology and Meteorology Regional Center (AGHRYMET)
Bako Mamane
- AGRHYMET Regional Center
Abdou Ali
- AGRHYMET Regional Center
G Gray Tappan
- USGS EROS
Annika Min
- University of California Berkeley
Jack Sullivan
- University of California Berkeley
Zac Weiner
- University of California Berkeley

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Integrating Satellite Evapotranspiration and Land Cover Distribution Maps to Assess the Spatiotemporal Impacts of Drought in Southwestern Colorado – SESSION LINK

Authors
Rebecca Reath
- Fort Lewis College, Colorado State University (student)
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Robert Flynn
- Colorado State University
Dennis S Ojima
- Colorado State University

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Evapotranspiration: Advances in Remote Sensing–Based Estimation, Mapping, and Evaluation Posters – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS

Convener
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq

Chairs
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq
Pamela L Nagler
- USGS Southwest Biological Science Center

OSPA Liaison
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m

Evaluating the hydrologic impact of an irrigation curtailment program using Landsat satellite data in the Upper Klamath Basin -SESSION LINK

Authors
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq
Matthew Schauer
- Innovate! Inc. (contractor to USGS EROS)
Ramesh K Singh
- ARTS Contractor
Stefanie Kagone
- SGT Inc.
MacKenzie Friedrichs
- SGT Inc.
Jonathan Haynes
- USGS
Terrence Conlon
- USGS

11:02 a.m.

Enhancing the topobathymetric infrastructure using integrated remote sensing methods to mitigate coastal hazards – SESSION LINK

Authors
Monica Palaseanu
- USGS
Dean B Gesch
- USGS EROS
Jeff Danielson
- USGS EROS
Sandra Poppenga
- USGS EROS
Charles Henry Fletcher
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
David A Helweg
- DOI Pacific Islands Climate Science Center

1:40-3:40 p.m.

Evapotranspiration: Advances in Remote Sensing–Based Estimation, Mapping, and Evaluation I – SESSION LINK

Primary Convener
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS

Convener
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq

Chairs
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq
Pamela L Nagler
- USGS Southwest Biological Science Center

OSPA Liaison
Naga Manohar Velpuri
- InuTeq

1:40-6 p.m.

Analyzing Earth Data with NASA's AppEEARS Tool to Improve Research Efficiency – SESSION LINK

Author
Sydney Neeley
- Innovate! Inc. (contractor to USGS EROS)

2:55-3:10 p.m.

Advances in SSEBop Evapotranspiration Modeling within a Cloud Computing Environment for Large Area Water Use Mapping – SESSION LINK

Authors
MacKenzie Friedrichs
- SGT Inc
Charles Morton
- Desert Research Institute
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Justin L Huntington
- Desert Research Institute

3:10-3:35 p.m.

OpenET: Filling the Biggest Gap in Water Data for the Western United States (Invited) – SESSION LINK

Authors
Forrest S Melton
- NASA ARC-CREST
Robyn Grimm
- Environmental Defense Fund
Justin L Huntington
- Desert Research Institute
Jamie Herring
- HabitatSeven
Tyler Erickson
- Google
Maurice Hall
-Environmental Defense Fund
Martha Anderson
- USDA ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Wim Bastiaanssen
- IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Britta Daudert
- Desert Research Institute Reno
Conor Doherty
- Carnegie Mellon University
Joshua Fisher
- Jet Propulsion Lab
MacKenzie Friedrichs
- SGT Inc
Alberto Guzman
- California State University Monterey Bay
Christopher Hain
- National Integrated Drought Information System
Gregory Hillard Halverson
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jordan Harding
- Habitat Seven
Tim Hessels
- UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Lee Johnson
- Univ. Corp. Monterey Bay
Charles Morton
- Desert Research Institute
Mutlu Ozdogan
- University of Wisconsin Madison
Mitchell Schull
- University of Maryland
Gabriel B Senay
- USGS EROS
Jonna Van Opstal
- UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Yun Yang
- USDA ARS

5:45-6 p.m.

Recent Water Availability Trends and Mid-21st Century Projections in East Africa – SESSION LINK

Authors
Laura Harrison
- University of California Santa Barbara
Amy McNally
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
Shraddhanand Shukla
- University of California Santa Barbara
Narcisa GABRIELA Pricope
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Chris C Funk
- University of California Santa Barbara, USGS EROS – FEWS NET
Gideon Galu
- FEWS NET
Gregory J Husak
- University of California Santa Barbara