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Landsat Science Team Meeting - January 19-21, 2010

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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Computer History Museum

Mountain View, California

January 19-21, 2010


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



  • Welcome and Introductions - Tom Loveland (USGS), Rama Nemani and Jennifer Dungan (NASA)
  • Meeting Goals and Expectations - Tom Loveland (USGS), Jim Irons (NASA), and Curtis Woodcock (Boston University) 
  • Summary of the Products and Processing Meeting (September 2009) , Mike Wulder (Canadian Forest Service) and Curtis Woodcock (Boston University)

Landsat Updates and other related reports

  • Landsat 5 and 7 Status - Tom Kalvelage (USGS)
  • USGS Perspectives on LDCM and Landsat - Bryant Cramer (USGS)
  • Proposed Landsat Processing Changes (MSS, Thermal Data, High Resolution Browse) - Gene Fosnight (USGS) 
  • Landsat Global Archive Consolidation Status - Tom Kalvelage (USGS)
  • Outreach and Education Activities - Anita Davis (NASA), Ron Beck (USGS)
  • Landsat MSS Calibration Status - Dennis Helder (South Dakota State University)
  • Global Land Survey Update - Jeff Masek and Garik Gutman (NASA)
  • USGS Plans for Higher Level Science Products - Bruce Quirk (USGS)

LDCM Status

  • NASA HQ Perspectives on LDCM and Landsat - David Jarrett (NASA)
  • LDCM Progress and Status - Bill Ochs and Jim Irons (NASA)
  • LDCM Ground System Progress and Status - David Hair (USGS)
  • LDCM Orbital Insertion and Landsat 7 Under-flight - Jim Irons (NASA)

USGS-ESA Collaboration

  • Sentinel Data Policy and Provisional Planning of GMES Space Component Operations Concept - Bianca Hörsch (European Space Agency)

Science Team Member Presentations

  • Landsat DIRSIG Concepts - John Schott (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Interpretation of Image Time Series in Persistently Cloudy Tropical Regions - Eileen Helmer (US Forest Service)
  • A Decadal Reassessment of Landsat-7 LTAP Cloud Avoidance -Lazaros Oreopoulos (NASA)
  • Google Earth Global Deforestation Tool - Rebecca Moore (Google, Inc.)
  • CLAS/CLASlite Mapping and Capacity Building for UNFCCC REDD - Greg Asner (Carnegie Institution)
  • WELD Status - David Roy (South Dakota State University)
  • Surface Reflectance Evaluations - Eric Vermote (University of Maryland)
  • Cloud and Shadow Masking - Curtis Woodcock (Boston University)
  • Mass Processing Landsat for Monitoring Forest Cover Changes in the Humid Tropics - Matt Hansen (South Dakota State University)
  • Landtrendr - Robert Kennedy (Oregon State University)
  • Multi-Resolution Data Blending to Enable Wide Area Synthetic-Landsat Coverage, Predictable Product Development, and Change Detection. - Mike Wulder (Canadian Forest Service)
  • The Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC) Project- Chengquan Huang (University of Maryland)
  • Deriving Biophysical Products from Landsat - Rama Nemani (NASA)
  • Open Discussion on Priorities for Higher Level Landsat Products - Tom Loveland (USGS), Curtis Woodcock (Boston University)