Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

Publications

Below is a list of of the most recent EROS peer-reviewed scientific papers, reports, fact sheets, and other publications. You can search all our publication holdings by type, topic, year, and order. After selecting any set of these criteria, click "Apply Filter" to view the search results.

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Year Published: 2021

System characterization report on Resourcesat-2 Linear Imaging Self Scanning-3 (LISS–3) sensor

Executive SummaryThis report addresses system characterization of the Indian Space Research Organisation Resourcesat-2 Linear Imaging Self Scanning-3 (LISS–3) sensor and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence in...

Ramaseri Chandra, Shankar N.; Christopherson, Jon; Anderson, Cody; Stensaas, Gregory L.; Kim, Minsu
Ramaseri Chandra, S.N., Christopherson, J., Anderson, C., Stensaas, G.L., and Kim, M., 2021, System characterization report on Resourcesat-2 Linear Imaging Self Scanning-3 (LISS–3) sensor, chap. H of Ramaseri Chandra, S.N., comp., System characterization of Earth observation sensors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1030, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211030H.

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A comparison of Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager and Provisional Aquatic Reflectance science product, Sentinel–2B, and WorldView–3 imagery for empirical satellite-derived bathymetry, Unalakleet, Alaska

Satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) based upon an empirical band ratio method is a cost-effective means for mapping nearshore bathymetry in coastal areas vulnerable to natural hazards. This is particularly important for the low-lying coastal community of Unalakleet, Alaska, that has been negatively affected not only by flooding, storm surge, and...

Poppenga, Sandra K.; Danielson, Jeffrey J.
Poppenga, S.K., and Danielson, J.J., 2021, A comparison of Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager and Provisional Aquatic Reflectance science product, Sentinel–2B, and WorldView–3 imagery for empirical satellite-derived bathymetry, Unalakleet, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5097, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215097.

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Impact of spectral resolution on quantifying cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs: A machine-learning assessment

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms are an increasing threat to coastal and inland waters. These blooms can be detected using optical radiometers due to the presence of phycocyanin (PC) pigments. The spectral resolution of best-available multispectral sensors limits their ability to diagnostically detect PC in the presence of other photosynthetic...

Zolfaghari, Kiana; Pahlevan, Nima; Binding, Caren; Gurlin, Daniela; Simis, Stefan G.H.; Verdú, Antonio Ruiz; Li, Lin; Crawford, Christopher J.; VanderWoude, Andrea; Errera, Reagan; Zastepa, Arthur; Duguay, Claude R.

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The climate envelope of Alaska’s northern treelines: Implications for controlling factors and future treeline advance

Understanding the key mechanisms that control northern treelines is important to accurately predict biome shifts and terrestrial feedbacks to climate. At a global scale, it has long been observed that elevational and latitudinal treelines occur at similar mean growing season air temperature (GSAT) isotherms, inspiring the growth limitation...

Maher, Colin T.; Dial, Roman J.; Pastick, Neal J; Hewitt, Rebecca E.; Jorgenson, M. Torre; Sullivan, Patrick F.

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Simulated atmospheric response to four projected land-use land-cover change scenarios for 2050 in the north-central United States

Land-use land-cover change (LULCC) has become an important topic of research for the central United States because of the extensive conversion of the natural prairie into agricultural land, especially in the northern Great Plains. As a result, shifts in the natural climate (minimum/maximum temperature, precipitation, etc.) across the north-central...

Flanagan, Paul Xavier; Mahmood, Rezaul; Sohl, Terry L.; Svoboda, Mark; Wardlow, Brian D.; Hayes, Michael; Rappin, Eric

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Earth Resources Observation and Science Center—Keeping watch over Earth's resources

The Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is the largest facility of its kind within the U.S. Geological Survey. As both a science and data center, EROS serves a unique and critical role in shaping our understanding of a changing planet.EROS opened its doors in 1973 as a receiving station, data archive, and data distribution hub...

\U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center—Keeping watch over Earth's resources: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3052, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213052.

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Estimates of public-supply, domestic, and irrigation water withdrawal, use, and trends in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, 1985 to 2015

The Rio Grande flows approximately 670 miles from its headwaters in the San Juan Mountains of south-central Colorado to Fort Quitman, Texas, draining the Upper Rio Grande Basin (URGB) study area of 32,000 square miles that includes parts of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Parts of the basin extend into the United Mexican States (hereafter “Mexico...

Ivahnenko, Tamara I.; Flickinger, Allison K.; Galanter, Amy E.; Douglas-Mankin, Kyle R.; Pedraza, Diana E.; Senay, Gabriel B.
Ivahnenko, T.I., Flickinger, A.K., Galanter, A.E., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Pedraza, D.E., and Senay, G.B., 2021, Estimates of public-supply, domestic, and irrigation water withdrawal, use, and trends in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, 1985 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5036, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215036.

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Digital elevation models: Terminology and definitions

Digital elevation models (DEMs) provide fundamental depictions of the three-dimensional shape of the Earth’s surface and are useful to a wide range of disciplines. Ideally, DEMs record the interface between the atmosphere and the lithosphere using a discrete two-dimensional grid, with complexities introduced by the intervening hydrosphere,...

Guth, Peter L.; Van Niekerk, Adriaan; Grohmann, Carlos H.; Muller, Jan-Peter; Hawker, Laurence; Florinsky, Igor V.; Gesch, Dean B.; Reuter, Hannes I.; Herrera-Cruz, Virginia; Riazanoff, Serge; López-Vázquez, Carlos; Carabajal, Claudia C.; Albinet, Clément; Strobl, Peter

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Virginia and Landsat

From the shores of Jamestown and spreading north, south, and west, the lands that became the State of Virginia were some of the first in North America top experience rapid landscape change from European settlement. Imagery and data from the USGS Landsat series of satellites offer an unparalleled resource for the study, understanding, and...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Virginia and Landsat: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3050, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213050.

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Taxonomic and functional differences between winter and summer crustacean zooplankton communities in lakes across a trophic gradient

Despite increasing interest in winter limnology, few studies have examined under-ice zooplankton communities and the factors shaping them in different types of temperate lakes. To better understand drivers of zooplankton community structure in winter and summer, we sampled 13 lakes across a large trophic status gradient for crustacean zooplankton...

Shchapov, Kirill; Wilburn, P.; Bramburger, A.; Silsbe, G.; Olmanson, L.; Crawford, Christopher J.; Litchmann, E.; Ozersky, T.

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Michigan and Landsat

Water means a lot to Michigan, often called the Great Lakes State. The name “Michigan” comes from an Ojibwe word meaning large, or great, water or lake. As the only State touching four of the five Great Lakes—Michigan, Superior, Huron, and Erie—it claims the longest freshwater coastline in the United States.Yet Michigan is not just about water—...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Michigan and Landsat: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3047, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213047.

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System characterization report on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite-4A (CBERS–4A)

Executive SummaryThis report addresses system characterization of the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite-4A (CBERS–4A) multispectral remote sensing satellite and is part of a series of system characterization reports produced and delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Cal/Val Center of Excellence in...

Vrabel, James C.; Stensaas, Gregory L.; Anderson, Cody; Christopherson, Jon; Kim, Minsu; Park, Seonkyung; Cantrell, Simon
Vrabel, J.C., Stensaas, G.L., Anderson, C., Christopherson, J., Kim, M., Park, S., and Cantrell, S., 2021, System characterization report on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite-4A (CBERS–4A), chap. J of Ramaseri Chandra, S.N., comp., System characterization of Earth observation sensors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1030, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211030J.