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Landsat Science Team Meeting - January 9-11, 2007

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
January 9-11, 2007


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2006-2011 Landsat Science Team

Tuesday, January 9

Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Status

  • Overall Mission Concept (Jim Irons, NASA; Jason Williams, USGS)
  • Status of Procurement and Tentative Schedule (Bill Ochs, NASA) 
  • Space Segment Requirements and Specifications (Jim Irons, NASA)
  • Ground Segment Requirements and Specifications (Mike Headley, USGS)

  • Products (John Dwyer, SAIC, Contractor to the USGS)
  • Thermal Infrared Instrument Prospects (Jim Irons, NASA)

Landsat 5 and 7

  • Status of Operations and Plans (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • Upcoming Landsat 7 Products (Jim Lacasse, Rachel Kurtz, USGS)
  • Calibration and Validations Status (Ron Hayes, SAIC, Contractor to the USGS)
  • Cal Val Activities and Issues (Brian Markham, NASA)

Landsat Long-Term Acquisition Plan /LDCM GMAP (Jim Lacasse, Rachel Kurtz, USGS)

Wednesday, January 10

Future of Land Imaging Study and Status (Ray Byrnes, USGS and Ed Grigsby, NASA)

Mid-Decadal Data Set Initiative (Jeff Masek, NASA) MB)

Landsat Data Gap Study (Greg Stensaas, Gyanash Chander, SAIC, Contractors to the USGS)

  • Study Purpose and Scope
  • Overview of Potential Gap Sources
  • Cross-Calibration of Sensor Data
  • Next Steps

LEDAPS and the North America Carbon Program (Jeff Masek, NASA)

Other Activities

  • SAXTA (Chris Justice, University of Maryland)

Landsat Science Team Members Presentations

  • Operational Evapotranspiration Algorithms for LDCM − Richard Allen
  • Mapping Drought and Evapotranspiration at High Resolution using Landsat/GOES Thermal Imagery − Martha Anderson
  • Geospatial information for planning, implementation and evaluation of Europe’s Development-Aid Programmes − Alan Belward
  • Ice Sheets and Landsat − Robert Bindschadler
  • Landsat and Vegetation Change: Towards 50 Years of Observation and Characterization − Warren Cohen
  • Developing a Consistent Landsat Data Set from MSS, TM/ETM+ and International Sources for Land Cover Change Detection− Feng Gao
  • The LDCM Long Term Acquisition Plan: Extending and Enhancing the Landsat 7 LTAP Approach − Sam Goward
  • A Systematic Radiometric Calibration Approach for LDCM and the Landsat Archive − Dennis Helder
  • Cloud-Free Landsat Image Mosaics for Monitoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems − Eileen Helmer
  • Developing Biophysical Products for Landsat− Rama Nemani
  • Cloud Detection and Avoidance for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission − Lazaros Oreopoulos
  • The Impact of Land Processes on Fresh and Coastal Waters − John Schottv
  • Global Irrigated Area Mapping using Landsat 30-m for the Years 2000 and 1975 − Prasad Thenkabail
  • A Surface Reflectance Standard Product for LDCM and Supporting Activities − Eric Vermote
  • Monitoring Forest and Rangeland Change using Landsat Continuity and Alternative Sources of Satellite Data − James Vogelmann
  • Toward Operational Global Monitoring of Landcover Change − Curtis Woodcock
  • Large-Area Land Cover Mapping and Dynamics: Landsat Imagery to Information − Michael Wulder
  • Forestry Remote Sensing; The Need for Landsat− Randall Wynne

Thursday, January 11

Data Ordering Procedures (Linda Jonescheit, SAIC, Contractor to the USGS)

Landsat Science Team Organization and Governance (Team, Loveland, Jim Irons)

  • Team Leadership
  • Establishment of topical work teams

Future Activities Planning and Closing Discussion, Contractual Discussion (Team, Loveland, Jim Irons, Kathy Markey, USGS)