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: 2018

Priority questions in multidisciplinary drought research

Addressing timely and relevant questions across a multitude of spatio-temporal scales, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary drought research will likely increase in importance under projected climate change. Given the complexity of the various direct and indirect causes and consequences of a drier world, scientific tasks need to be coordinated...

Trnka, Miroslav; Hayes, Michael; Jurečka, František; Bartošová, Lenka; Anderson, Martha; Brázdil, Rudolf; Brown, Jesslyn; Camarero, Jesus J.; Cudlín, Pavel; Dobrovolný, Petr; Eitzinger, Josef; Feng, Song; Finnessey, Taryn; Gregorič, Gregor; Havlik, Petr; Hain, Christopher; Holman, Ian; Johnson, David; Kersebaum, Kurt Christian; Charpentier Ljungqvist, Fredrik; Luterbacher, Jürg; Micale, Fabio; Hartl-Meier, Claudia; Možný, Martin; Nejedlik, Pavol; Eivind Olesen, Jørgen; Ruiz-Ramos, Margarita; Rötter, Reimund P.; Senay, Gabriel; Vicente-Serrano, Sergio M.; Svoboda, Mark; Susnik, Andreja; Tadesse, Tsegaye; Vizina, Adam; Wardlow, Brian D.; Žalud, Zdeněk; Büntgen, Ulf

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Landsat Collections

In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey reorganized the Landsat archive into a tiered collection structure, which ensures that Landsat Level-1 products provide a consistent archive of known data quality to support time-series analyses and data “stacking” while controlling continuous improvement of the archive and access to all data as they are...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Landsat collections: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3049, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183049.

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Quantifying variance across spatial scales as part of fire regime classifications

The emergence of large‐scale fire classifications and products informed by remote sensing data has enabled opportunities to include variability or heterogeneity as part of modern fire regime classifications. Currently, basic fire metrics such as mean fire return intervals are calculated without considering spatial variance in a management context...

Rheinhardt, Scholtz; Fuhlendorf, Samuel D.; Leis, Sherry A.; Picotte, Joshua J.; Twidwell, Dirac
Scholtz, R., S. D. Fuhlendorf, S. A. Leis, J. J. Picotte, and D. Twidwell. 2018. Quantifying variance across spatial scales as part of fire regime classifications. Ecosphere 9(7):e02343. 10.1002/ecs2.2343

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Coastal National Elevation Database

The Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Applications Project develops enhanced topographic (land elevation) and bathymetric (water depth) datasets that serve as valuable resources for coastal hazards research (Danielson and others, 2016; Thatcher and others, 2016). These datasets are used widely for mapping inundation zones from riverine...

Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Poppenga, Sandra K.; Tyler, Dean J.; Palaseanu-Lovejoy, Monica; Gesch, Dean B.
Danielson, J.J., Poppenga, S.K., Tyler, D.J., Palaseanu-Lovejoy, M., and Gesch, D.B., 2018, Coastal National Elevation Database: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3037, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/2018.

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Rapid crop cover mapping for the conterminous United States

Timely crop cover maps with sufficient resolution are important components to various environmental planning and research applications. Through the modification and use of a previously developed crop classification model (CCM), which was originally developed to generate historical annual crop cover maps, we hypothesized that such crop cover maps...

Dahal, Devendra; Wylie, Bruce K.; Howard, Daniel
Dahal, D., Wylie, B. & Howard, D. Rapid Crop Cover Mapping for the Conterminous United States. Sci Rep 8, 8631, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26284-w (2018).

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National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive

The National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive is managed on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. The Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (51 U.S.C. §601) directed the U.S. Department of the Interior to establish a permanent global archive consisting of...

Faundeen, John L.; Longhenry, Ryan
Faundeen, J.L., and Longhenry, R., 2018, National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3027, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183027. [Supersedes USGS Fact Sheet 2013–3100.]

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Mapping cropland waterway buffers for switchgrass development in the eastern Great Plains, USA

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a highly productive perennial grass, has been recommended as one potential source for cellulosic biofuel feedstocks. Previous studies indicate that planting perennial grasses (e.g., switchgrass) in high‐topographic‐relief cropland waterway buffers can improve local environmental conditions and sustainability...

Gu, Yingxin; Wylie, Bruce K.

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Spatiotemporal analysis of Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data to support monitoring of dryland ecosystems

Drylands are the habitat and source of livelihood for about two fifths of the world’s population and are highly susceptible to climate and anthropogenic change. To understand the vulnerability of drylands to changing environmental conditions, land managers need to effectively monitor rates of past change and remote sensing offers a cost-effective...

Pastick, Neal J.; Wylie, Bruce K.; Wu, Zhuoting

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U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2016 annual report

This is the ninth annual report highlighting U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science and decision-support activities conducted for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI). The activities address specific management needs identified by WLCI partner agencies. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, there were 26 active USGS WLCI science-based projects...

Bowen, Zachary H.; Aikens, Ellen; Aldridge, Cameron L.; Anderson, Patrick J.; Assal, Timothy J.; Chalfoun, Anna D.; Chong, Geneva W.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Garman, Steven L.; Germaine, Stephen S.; Homer, Collin G.; Johnston, Aaron; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Manier, Daniel J.; Melcher, Cynthia P.; Miller, Kirk A.; Walters, Annika W.; Wheeler, Jerrod D.; Wieferich, Daniel; Wilson, Anna B.; Wyckoff, Teal B.; Zeigenfuss, Linda C.
Bowen, Z.H., Aikens, E., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T.J., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Johnston, A., Kauffman, M.J., Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Walters, A.W., Wheeler, J.D., Wieferich, D., Wilson, A.B., Wyckoff, T.B., and Zeigenfuss, L.C., 2018, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2016 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1048, 49 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181048.

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An initial validation of Landsat 5 and 7 derived surface water temperature for U.S. lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries

The United States Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research Control Act of 2014 identified the need for forecasting and monitoring harmful algal blooms (HAB) in lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries across the nation. Temperature is a driver in HAB forecasting models that affects both HAB growth rates and toxin production. Therefore, temperature data...

Schaeffer, Blake A.; Iiames, John; Dwyer, John L.; Urquhart, Erin; Salls, Wilson; Rover, Jennifer; Seegers, Bridget

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Fusing MODIS with Landsat 8 data to downscale weekly normalized difference vegetation index estimates for central Great Basin rangelands, USA

Data fused from distinct but complementary satellite sensors mitigate tradeoffs that researchers make when selecting between spatial and temporal resolutions of remotely sensed data. We integrated data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor aboard the Terra satellite and the Operational Land Imager sensor aboard the...

Boyte, Stephen P.; Wylie, Bruce K.; Rigge, Matthew B.; Dahal, Devendra
Boyte, Stephen P., Bruce K. Wylie, Matthew B. Rigge, Devendra Dahal. 2018. Fusing MODIS with Landsat 8 data to downscale weekly normalized vegetation index estimates for central Great Basin rangelands, USA. GIScience & Remote Sensing 55:376-399.

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Case Study Comparing Multiple Irrigated Land Datasets in Arizona and Colorado, USA

While there are currently a number of irrigated land datasets available for the western United States (U.S.), there is uncertainty regarding in how they relate to each other. To help understand the characteristics of available irrigated datasets, we compared (1) the Cropland Data Layer (CDL), (2) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...

Shi, Hua; Auch, Roger F.; Vogelmann, James E.; Feng, Min; Rigge, Matthew B.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Verdin, James P.