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: 2019

On the use of indices to study extreme precipitation on sub-daily and daily timescales

While there are obstacles to the exchange of long-term high temporal resolution precipitation data, there have been few barriers to the exchange of so-called ‘indices’ which are derived from daily and sub-daily data and measure aspects of precipitation frequency, duration and intensity that could be used for the study of extremes. This paper...

Alexander, Lisa; Fowler, Hayley; Bador, Margot; Behrangi, Ali; Donat, Markus G.; Dunn, Robert; Funk, Chris; Goldie, James; Lewis, Elizabeth; Roge, Marine; Seneviratne, Sonia I; Vengupal, V

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General external uncertainty models of three-plane intersection point for 3D absolute accuracy assessment of lidar point cloud

The traditional practice to assess accuracy in lidar data involves calculating RMSEz (root mean square error of the vertical component). Accuracy assessment of lidar point clouds in full 3D (dimension) is not routinely performed. The main challenge in assessing accuracy in full 3D is how to identify a conjugate point of a ground-surveyed...

Kim, Minsu; Park, Seonkyung; Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Irwin, Jeffrey; Stensaas, Gregory L.; Stoker, Jason M.; Nimetz, Joshua

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The U. S. Geological Survey’s approach to analysis ready data

Analysis Ready Data (ARD) is a recent concept in Earth observing remote sensing which encompasses many different initiatives by individual imagery providers and collaborative international organizations working towards easing/minimizing data preprocessing required by users. This allows users to spend more time on analysis and less time on...

Anderson, Cody; Labahn, Steven; Helder, Dennis; Stensaas, Gregory L.; Engebretson, Christopher; Crawford, Christopher J.; Jenkerson, Calli B.; Barnes, Christopher

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Pre‐fire vegetation drives post‐fire outcomes in sagebrush ecosystems: Evidence from field and remote sensing data

Understanding the factors that influence vegetation responses to disturbance is important because vegetation is the foundation of food resources, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem properties and processes. We integrated vegetation cover data derived from field plots and remotely sensed Landsat images in two focal areas over a 37‐yr period (1979–2016...

Barker, Brittany S.; Pilliod, David; Rigge, Matthew; Homer, Collin G.

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Assessment of the impacts of image signal-to-noise ratios in impervious surface mapping

Medium spatial resolution satellite images are frequently used to characterize thematic land cover and a continuous field at both regional and global scales. However, high spatial resolution remote sensing data can provide details in landscape structures, especially in the urban environment. With upgrades to spatial resolution and spectral...

Xian, George Z.; Shi, Hua; Anderson, Cody; Wu, Zhuoting

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Exploring trends in wet-season precipitation and drought indices in wet, humid and dry regions

This study examines wet season droughts using eight products from the FROGS database. The study begins by evaluating wet season precipitation totals and wet day counts at seasonal and decadal time scales. While we find a high level of agreement among the products at a seasonal timescale, evaluations of 10-year variability indicate substantial non-...

Funk, Chris; Harrison, Laura; Alexander, Lisa; Peterson, Pete; Behrangi, Ali; Husak, Gregory

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Monitoring drought impact on annual forage production in semi-arid grasslands: A case study of Nebraska sandhills

Land management practices and disturbances (e.g. overgrazing, fire) have substantial effects on grassland forage production. When using satellite remote sensing to monitor climate impacts, such as drought stress on annual forage production, minimizing land management practices and disturbance effects sends a clear climate signal to the...

Poděbradská, Markéta; Wylie, Bruce; Hayes, Michael J.; Wardlow, Brian D.; Bathke, Deborah J.; Bliss, Norman B.; Dahal, Devendra

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Performances of WorldView-3, Sentinel-2, and Landsat-8 data in mapping impervious surface

Many efforts have been made to map developed impervious surface from remotely sensed information in the last two decades. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to provide consistent land cover and change products for the Nation since 2001. Percent impervious surface area (ISA), one of the products in...

Xian, George Z.; Shi, Hua; Dewitz, Jon; Wu, Zhuoting

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Evaluating the temperature difference parameter in the SSEBop model with satellite observed land surface temperature data

The Operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop) model uses the principle of satellite psychrometry to produce spatially explicit actual evapotranspiration (ETa) with remotely sensed and weather data. The temperature difference (dT) in the model is a predefined parameter quantifying the difference between surface temperature at bare soil...

Ji, Lei; Senay, Gabriel B.; Velpuri, Naga Manohar ; Kagone, Stefanie

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Lessons learned implementing an operational continuous U.S. national land change monitoring capability: The LCMAP approach

Growing demands for temporally specific information on land surface change are fueling a new generation of maps and statistics that can contribute to understanding geographic and temporal patterns of change across large regions, provide input into a wide range of environmental modeling studies, clarify the drivers of change, and provide more...

Brown, Jesslyn F.; Tollerud, Heather J.; Barber, Christopher; Zhou, Qiang; Dwyer, John L.; Vogelmann, James; Loveland, Thomas; Woodcock, Curtis; Stehman, Stephen V; Zhu, Zhe; Pengra, Bruce; Smith, Kelcy; Horton, Josephine; Xian, George Z.; Auch, Roger F.; Sohl, Terry L.; Sayler, Kristi L.; Gallant, Alisa L.; Zelenak, Daniel; Reker, Ryan R.; Rover, Jennifer R.

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Year Published: 2019

A high-resolution 1983-2016 Tmax climate data record based on InfraRed Temperatures and Stations by the Climate Hazard Center

Understanding the dynamics and physics of climate extremes will be a critical challenge for 21st century climate science. Increasing temperatures and saturation vapor pressures may exacerbate heat waves, droughts and precipitation extremes. Yet our ability to monitor temperature variations is limited and declining. Between 1983 and 2016 the number...

Funk, Chris; Peterson, Pete; Peterson, Seth H.; Shukla, Shraddhanand; Davenport, Frank; Michaelsen, Joel; Landsfeld, Martin; Husak, Gregory; Harrison, Laura; Rowland, James; Budde, Michael; Knapp, Kenneth
Funk et al., 2019, A high-resolution 1983-2016 Tmax climate data record based on InfraRed Temperatures and Stations by the Climate Hazard Center, J. Climate

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Remote sensing as the foundation for high-resolution United States landscape projections – The Land Change Monitoring, assessment, and projection (LCMAP) initiative

The Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative uses temporally dense Landsat data and time series analyses to characterize landscape change in the United States from 1985 to present. LCMAP will be used to explain how past, present, and future landscape change affects society and natural systems. Here, we describe a...

Sohl, Terry L.; Dornbierer, Jordan; Wika, Steve; Robison, Charles