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Landsat Science Team Meeting - August 16-18, 2011

Landsat Science Teams consist of USGS and NASA scientists and engineers, external scientists, engineers, and application specialists, representing industry and university research initiatives. The Science Teams are tasked with providing scientific and technical evaluations to the USGS and NASA to help ensure the continued success of the Landsat program. 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

August 16-18, 2011


Presentations from this meeting can be searched on the Landsat Science Team Meeting Presentations webpage. 

Landsat Science Team - August 2011

Tuesday, August 16

  • Summary of Landsat Science Team Contributions and Impact (Tom Loveland, USGS)
  • Operational Land Remote Sensing Status (Bruce Quirk, USGS)
  • Landsat Project Status (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • LDCM Project Status (Phil Sabelhaus, NASA)
  • LDCM Ground System Update (Jim Nelson, USGS)
  • Landsat’s Long-Term Acquisition Plan (Gene Fosnight, USGS)
  • Global Land Survey Update (Jeff Masek, NASA)


Wednesday, August 17

  • A Land Surface Temperature Product (John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Landsat Science Products Status Report: Surface Reflectance (Eric Vermote, University of Maryland)
  • Keeping a Sharp Lookout: Landsat Monitoring of Earth’s Ice (Bob Bindschadler, NASA)
  • Land/Water-Sat: Landsat’s New Potential to Monitor Case 2 Waters (John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Knowledge Gain and Knowledge Gap after 40 Years of Research (Prasad Thenkabail, USGS)
  • Landsat Calibration: Interpolation, Extrapolation, and Reflection (Dennis Helder, South Dakota State University)
  • A Surface Reflectance Product for Landsat/LDCM: Summary of Activities, Future Work, and Implications for Similar Class Sensors (Eric Vermote, University of Maryland)
  • Web-enabled Landsat Data (WELD): Project Status and Some Lessons Learned from Bulk Landsat Science Data Processing (David Roy, South Dakota State University)
  • Developing Consistent Time Series Landsat Data Products (Feng Gao, USDA)
  • Role of Clouds in Moderate Resolution Land Observations: Western U.S. Results (Sam Goward, University of Maryland)
  • An Overview of Cloud Masking and other Research for Landsat and LDCM (Lazaros Oreopoulos, NASA)Developing Biophysical Products for Landsat (Jennifer Dungan, NASA)


Thursday, August 18

  • Daily ET at Landsat Scales using Multi-sensor Data Fusion (Martha Anderson, USDA)
  • Operational Evapotranspiration from Landsat-based Energy Balance: Evolution, Successes and Future Challenges (Rick Allen, University of Idaho)
  • Monitoring Ecological Trends using Landsat Time Series Data: Recent Results and Perspectives (Jim Vogelmann, USGS)
  • Contributions to the FAO Forest Resource Assessment 2010 Remote Sensing Survey and Beyond (Alan Belward, JRC)
  • Multitemporal Landsat for Applied Forest Science (Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech)
  • Mapping Tropical Forest Habitats with Landsat Satellite Image Time Series; Tree Species and Associations, Foliage Height Profiles, Age, Disturbance Type, and Rates of Forest Regrowth (Eileen Helmer, USFS)
  • Large Area Land Cover and Dynamics: Landsat Opportunities and Directions (Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service)
  • The U.S. Forest Service Embraces Landsat: A Success Story (Warren Cohen, USFS)
  • A Sea Change on Land: New Insights into Terrestrial Processes Facilitated by the Open Landsat Archive (Robert Kennedy, Oregon State University)
  • Toward Continuous Monitoring of the Land Surface using All Available Landsat Imagery (Curtis Woodcock, Boston University)