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Landsat Science Team Meeting - July 22-24, 2014

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U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Corvallis, Oregon
July 22-24, 2014


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Review Landsat 7-8 and sustainable land imaging status
  2. Develop concepts and specific actions for making the Landsat archive more science-relevant, and identify Landsat science products that expand the science and applications
  3. Develop plans to publish Landsat 8 evaluations and applications results (e.g., an RSE special issue)
Landsat Science Team - July 2014

Tuesday, July 22

  • Welcome, introductions, review of meeting goals and objectives (Cohen, Loveland, and Irons)
  • NASA and USGS HQ reports (Ryker; Jarrett, Doorn, and Gutman via Webex)
  • Landsat 8 Data Quality (Markham)
  • Landsat 7-8, Landsat Archive, and LGAC status (Sauer)
  • Landsat Science Product Status and Plans including Landsat 8 L1T and QA status and planned changes (Dwyer)
  • Sustaining Land Imaging discussion (Newman, Group)
  • NASA Sentinel-2 Landsat collaboration (Masek and Dwyer)
  • Sentinel-2 update (Koetz)
  • USGS study on the value and uses of Landsat (Miller and Serbina)
  • DOI Landsat Advisory Group report (Green)
  • AmericaView activities (Lawrence)


Wednesday, July 23

  • Oregon State University remote sensing activities (Cohen and colleagues)
  • Landsat Science Team Voluntary Presentations:
    • Martha Anderson - Landsat/MODIS/GOES ET Data Fusion: Daily Water Use at Field Scale
    • Dave Johnson - Landsat Goings-On at the National Agriculture Statistics Service
    • John Schott - Atmospheric Compensation for a Landsat Land Surface Temperature Product
    • Crystal Schaff - North American Land Surface Albedo and Nearshore Shallow-Bottom Properties from Landsat and MODIS/VIIRS
    • Valerie Thomas/Randy Wynne - Landsat 8 Research
    • Joel McCorkel - Landsat 8 OLI, NEON, UAz RadCaTS, RSP intercomparisons
    • Curtis Woodcock - Analysis of Landsat 8 OLI, Landsat 7 ETM+, OLI Required, ETM+ Simulated and OLI Compressed using Variograms
    • Ted Scambos - Cryospheric Applications of Landsat-8
    • David Roy - Landsat 8 WELD compositing – a CONUS one year analysis
    • Eric Vermote - LDCM Surface reflectance product status
    • Mike Wulder - Reconstruction of the history of Canada’s forests using Landsat time series: A status report
    • Alan Belward - Surface water monitoring at 30 m resolution; prototyping new Copernicus Global Land Service products
    • Yongwei Sheng - Global Lake Mapping: an Update
  • Landsat Science Team Discussion on Future Landsat Processing and Products:
    • Presentation on MODIS Land products and their generation – this is to refresh the teams thinking
    • Identify Landsat products that will expand the science and applications of Landsat data and that are feasible for systematic derivation from the Landsat archive (Landsat 1-8), including climate data records and near real time applications products
    • Develop a consensus Landsat product breakout group discussion template and identify product breakout leads and note takers
  • Product breakouts – lower level product focus

Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Product breakouts - higher level product focus
  • Landsat product report backs
  • Discussion of Landsat product priorities and what is a feasible model for achieving product success (considering the constraints facing the USGS)
  • Wrap up discussion on Landsat products and processing  Additional open discussion topics may include:
    • Landsat as a climate data record will require significant advances in calibration and processing.  What does a Landsat climate data record look like and what needs to be done to get there (current issues, possible solutions)?
    • What should the next generation Landsat multi-spectral products look like and what are their general specifications (beyond L1T)? What level of user customization is appropriate?
    • What is a feasible model for achieving success (considering the real constraints facing the USGS)?
  • Discussion of the expected relationship between Landsat and Sentinal-2 science products
  • Develop plans to publish Landsat 8 evaluations and applications results (e.g., an RSE special issue)