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Work at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is once again prominently featured in the latest annual Department of the Interior (DOI) Remote Sensing Activities report.

The report, released online, is made up of brief summaries of work being done by the various DOI agencies using satellite imagery, aerial photos and data from drones and other types of sensors.

EROS projects in the USGS section of the 2023 report include:

  • Rangeland Condition Monitoring Assessment and Projection (RCMAP) project
  • Using Harmonized Landsat/Sentinel-2 to predict Exotic Annual Grass abundance
  • Two Landsat Collection 2 science products—Provisional Aquatic Reflectance and Provisional Actual Evapotranspiration
  • Estimating irrigation water consumption with satellite-based evapotranspiration
  • Investigating design peak flow of urban watersheds
  • New global Operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop) actual evapotranspiration model
  • Deep learning research to support land cover mapping
  • National Land Cover Database (NLCD) updates
  • Annual updates for LANDFIRE

EROS Communications and Outreach staff assist with the production of the annual report, which is spearheaded by the DOI Remote Sensing Working Group.

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