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Landsat Science Team Meeting - December 12-13, 2012

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Stuart Udall Department of the Interior Building, Room 1352
Washington, DC
December 12-13, 2012


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Wednesday, December 12

  • Welcome Statements from Anne Castle, DOI; Matt Larsen, USGS; Sarah Ryker, USGS; Frank Kelly, USGS; Jim Irons, NASA
  • Landsat Science Team Objectives, Roles, and Responsibilities (Tom Loveland, USGS and Jim Irons, NASA)
  • Landsat Science Team Members Presentations: Research Objectives and Tentative Plans
    • Developing and enhancing Landsat derived Evapotranspiration and surface energy products (Richard Allen, University of Idaho)
    • Developing and enhancing Landsat derived Evapotranspiration and surface energy products (Ayse Kilic, University of Nebraska)
    • Mapping Phenology, Water Use and Drought at Field Scales (Martha Anderson, Feng Gao, USDA Agricultural Research Service)
    • Seeking Balance in the Land-use Marketplace (Alan Belward, European Commission Joint Research Centre)
    • Ecological Applications of Landsat Data - USDA Forest Service Science and Operational Needs (Warren Cohen, USDA Forest Service)
    • Landsat data continuity: advanced radiometric characterization and product development (Dennis Helder, South Dakota State University)
    • Integrating Field-Level Biophysical Metrics Derived from Landsat Science Products into a National Agricultural Data Warehouse (James Hipple, USDA Risk Management Agency)
    • Synergies between future Landsat and European satellite missions for better understanding coupled human-environment systems (Patrick Hostert, Humboldt University of Berlin)
    • Operational Monitoring of US Croplands with Landsat 8 (David Johnson, USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service)
    • Using time-series approaches to improve Landsat’s characterization of landscape dynamics (Robert Kennedy, Boston University)
    • Integrating Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 to create Landsat time series (Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia)
    • Absolute radiometric and climate variable inter-calibration of Earth-observing sensors (Joel McCorkel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    • Continuity of the Web Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) Product Record in the LDCM Era (David Roy, South Dakota State University)
    • North American Land Surface Albedo and Nearshore Shallow-Bottom Properties from Landsat and MODIS/VIIRS (Crystal Schaaf and Zhongping Lee, University of Massachusetts, Boston)
    • Cryospheric Applications of LDCM / Landsat-8 (Ted Scambos, University of Colorado)
    • Land/Water-Sat: Landsat's New Potential to Monitor Case 2 Waters (John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology)
    • Developing decadal high-resolution global lake products from LDCM and Landsat archive (Yongwei Sheng, University of California, Los Angeles)
    • Development of the surface reflectance Fundamental Climate Data Record from the Landsat archive, the LDCM mission and future Landsats (Eric Vermote, Christopher Justice, University of Maryland)
    • Ecological Disturbance Monitoring Using Landsat Time Series Data (Jim Vogelmann, U.S. Geological Survey)
    • Better Use of the Landsat Temporal Domain: Monitoring Land Cover Type, Condition and Change (Curtis Woodcock, Boston University)
    • Integrating the past, present, and future of Landsat: Continuity of science, applications, monitoring, and reporting (Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service)
    • Making Multitemporal Work (Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech)
  • Status of Landsat 5 and 7 (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Activities (Garik Gutman, NASA)
  • Opportunities for Merging Landsat and Sentinel-2 Data Streams (Jeff Masek, NASA)


Thursday, December 13

  • Administrative Discussion for R&D Contract Holders - Academic Landsat Science Team Members (Karen Zanter, USGS)
  • Landsat Data Continuity Mission Capabilities and Status:
    • Mission Overview, Space Segment Elements (Del Jenstrom, NASA)
    • Ground System Elements (John Dwyer, USGS)
  • Higher Level Landsat Archive and LDCM Products (John Dwyer, USGS)
  • Landsat Science Team Organization and Leadership Discussion (LST Members)
  • Plans for Future Landsat Science Team Meetings (All)