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Landsat Science Team Meeting - July 7-9, 2015

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
July 7-9, 2015


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Landsat activities updates and discussion
  2. Review the status of Landsat Science Team science and applications investigations

Tuesday, July 7

  • Introductions and review meeting objectives (T. Loveland, J. Irons)
  • NASA and USGS HQ reports (D. Jarrett, T. Newman)
  • Sustainable Land Imaging technical activities (J. Masek, J. Nelson)
  • Landsat status: Landsat 7-8 operations and archive status (B. Sauer)
  • Update on Landsat product improvement plans(B. Sauer, J. Dwyer, R. Morfitt)
  • Landsat 8 TIRS stray light investigation status (M. Montanaro)
  • Landsat acquisition guidelines discussion (T. Loveland, J. Irons)
  • Landsat 7 mission extension discussion (T. Loveland, T. Newman)
  • Sentinel-2 mission update (B. Koetz)
  • Landsat/Sentinel DIRSIG modeling (A. Gerace)
  • NASA-USGS Sentinel-2 Plans (J. Masek, J. Dwyer)
  • Landsat Advisory Group (K. Green)
  • AmericaView (R. Lawrence)


Wednesday, July 8

  • Landsat Science Team presentations
    • Leo Lymburner - Mapping continental scale multi-decadal dynamics of inland water quantity and quality using multiple Landsat sensors
    • Aaron Gerace - Simultaneous retrieval of waters three primary coloring agents using Landsat 8
    • Yongwei Sheng - Finalizing circa-2000 Landsat global lake database and initiating circa-2015 mapping using Landsat-8
    • Alan Belward – Mapping global surface water occurrence over three decades
    • Ted Scambos - Global ice velocity mapping with Landsat 8
    • Joel McCorkel – New laboratory characterization technique for Landsat 9 and intercalibration results for Landsat 8
    • David Roy – Thinking about processing steps for generation of combined/compatible Sentinel-2 Landsat-8 products
    • Eric Vermote – Landsat’s and Sentinel-2 surface reflectance product: status and prospective
    • Dennis Helder – Recent Landsat Calibration Activities
    • John Schott – Atmospheric component of the land surface temperature product for North America and preliminary global results
    • Crystal Schaaf – North American Landsat Albedo Dynamics
    • Dave Johnson – Can Landsat yield crop yields?
    • Rick Allen – Progress in Evapotranspiration Retrievals from Google Earth Engine and High Profile Applications of Landsat to Water Issues
    • Justin Huntington – Quantifying Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Changes Associated with Water Availability and Management in Arid Environments using the Landsat Archive
    • Ayse Kilic – A CONUS-wide, Automated Method for Calibration of one meter NAIP Reflectance with Landsat: An Application to Water Conservation
    • Randy Wynne – Clouds, crowds, and high performance computing of subtle forest change using Landsat
    • Robert Kennedy and Joe Hughes – Carbon, cover, and clouds: Updates from one corner of the Landsat time-series landscape
    • Jeff Masek – NDVI trend analysis for northern North America


Thursday, July 9

  • Landsat Science Team presentations
    • Martha Anderson - Landsat ET mapping applications over forested landscapes
    • Mark Friedl - Using Three Decades of Landsat Data to Characterize Changes and Vulnerability of Temperate and Boreal Forest Phenology to Climate Change
    • Warren Cohen - Maximizing the value of the Landsat archive for forest disturbance monitoring
    • Patrick Hostert – Mapping deforestation and post-deforestation dynamics in the tropics with Landsat time series
    • Mike Wulder - Forest disturbance and recovery from time series Landsat data: What are we talking about?
    • Jim Vogelmann – Monitoring gradual ecosystem changes using 30+ years of Landsat observations
    • Curtis Woodcock – Landsat 8 and time series analysis
    • Zhe Zhu – From CCDC to LCMAP
  • EROS Center Landsat and Land Cover Activities (T. Loveland, others)
  • Landsat Analysis Ready Data Discussion (B. Sauer)