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Landsat Science Team Meeting - January 9-11, 2007

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 9-11, 2007

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


2006-2011 Landsat Science Team
The 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)