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Landsat Science Team Meeting - January 8-10, 2008

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

January 8-10, 2008


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

Landsat Science Team - January 2008

Tuesday, January 8

Introductions and Review of Meeting Objectives (Curtis Woodcock, Boston University; Tom Loveland, USGS, and Jim Irons, NASA)   

  • Landsat Project Report (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • Landsat Pilot Report (Kristi Kline, USGS)

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Progress

  • Overall Mission Status and NASA LDCM Activities and Status Update (Bill Ochs, NASA)
  • USGS LDCM Activities and Status Update (Mike Headley and Tim Newman, USGS)
  • OLI Characteristics, Status, and Schedule (Jeanine Murphy-Morris and Ed Grigsby, NASA)
  • NASA OLI Status Discussion (Ed Grigsby, NASA)
  • OLI Open Discussion

Other Landsat-Related Reports

  • Mid-Decadal Global Land Survey (Jeff Masek, NASA)
  • 1.91 Final North America Scene Selection using LASSI (Jeff Masek, NASA)
  • Data Augmentation Activities (Ray Byrnes, USGS)


Wednesday, January 9

  • Landsat Archive (Ray Byrnes and Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • Landsat Browse Study (Eugene Fosnight, SAIC)
  • State of the Landsat Archive (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • International Cooperator Network Status (Steve Labahn, USGS) 
  • Global Landsat Archive Consolidation (Steve Covington, Aerospace)

  • Landsat-5 TM and Landsat-7 ETM+ Performance Update (Brian Markham, NASA)
  • Consistent Landsat Calibration: ETM+ to OLI (Dennis Helder, SDSU and Ron Morfitt, SAIC)
  • Landsat Archive Calibration Issues and Potential Strategy (Dennis Helder, SDSU)

  • The National Land Imaging Program (Bruce Quirk, USGS)
  • Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (Patricia Vornberger, NASA SAIC)
  • Review Actions and Priorities (Curtis Woodcock, BU)

Thursday, January 10

  • The CEOS Constellation for Land Surface Imaging (B. Bailey, USGS)
  • Building a Consistent Data Stream from Landsat and Landsat-like Data (Feng Gao, NASA ERT)
  • LDCM Standard L1T (John Dwyer, USGS)
  • Impacts of Resampling Method on Thermal Data (Rick Allen, U of Idaho)
  • Resampling and Predefined Grid Discussion (John Schott, RIT)
  • Next Generation Monitoring Datasets (David Roy, SDSU)
  • A primer on 1.38 µm cloud detection (Lazaros Oreopoulos, UMBC)
  • Identification of Winter 2008 Meeting Recommendations
  • 2008 Summer Meeting Planning