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Landsat Science Team Meeting - June 15-17, 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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Owyhee Plaza Hotel

Boise, Idaho

June 15-17, 2010


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



  • Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics (Tony Morse and Rick Allen, University of Idaho)
  • Meeting Objectives (Tom Loveland, USGS; Jim Irons, NASA; Curtis Woodcock, BU)
  • USGS Headquarters Perspectives (Bryant Cramer, USGS)
  • NASA Headquarters Perspectives (Brad Doorn, NASA)


Landsat Updates and Related Reports

  • Landsat Project Status (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (Rachel Headley, USGS)
  • Users, Uses, and Value of Landsat Imagery in the United States (Holly Miller, Natalie Sexton, and Lynne Koontz, USGS)
  • Global Land Survey Update (Jeff Masek, NASA)
  • Landsat Science in the Cloud: Using Google Earth Engine (Noel Gorelick, Google)


LDCM Status

  • Status of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (Bill Ochs, NASA)
  • TIRS Progress Summary (Dennis Reuter, NASA)
  • Landsat Data Continuity Mission USGS Project Status Report (Dave Hair, USGS)
  • A Synthetic Sensor / Image Simulation Tool to Support the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (John Schott, RIT)


Idaho and Intermountain West Remote Sensing Activities

  • Leveraging Multitemporal Landsat for Soil and Vegetation in Semiarid Environments: Fine Tuning with LIDAR (Nancy Glenn and Teki Sankey, Idaho State University)
  • The GIS Center at ISU: Research and Initiatives for the Intermountain West (Keith Weber, Idaho State University)
  • Landsat Time Series-based Vegetation Change: Context for Understanding Ecological Legacies (Lee Vierling, University of Idaho)
  • Hillslope Scale Soil Moisture Estimation through Data Assimilation: An Emerging Need for Continued High Resolution Vegetation Observations? (Alejandro Flores, Boise State University)
  • Operational Use of Landsat in the Intermountain West: Current Examples of Resource Agency Applications (Brian Schwind, USFS)


Science Team Member and Associates Presentations

  • Recent Landsat Calibration Updates (Dennis Helder, SDSU)
  • Surface Reflectance Product Workplan (Jeff Masek, NASA)
  • A Surface Reflectance Standard Product from LDCM and Supporting Activities (Eric Vermote, UMD)
  • Enhancing Landsat Data Products using Data Fusion Approach (Feng Gao, ERT Inc.)
  • Implementation on Landsat Data of a Simple Cloud Mask Algorithm Developed for MODIS Land Bands (Lazaros Oreopoulos, NASA)
  • ET Investigations surrounding Landsat (Rick Allen, University of Idaho)
  • High Spatiotemporal ET Mapping using Multi-Sensor Data Fusion (Martha Anderson, USDA-ARS)
  • Demonstrating Landsat's New Potential to Monitor Coastal and Inland Waters (Aaron Gerace and John Schott, RIT)
  • MODIS Compositing and Forest Change Detection (Bonnie Ruefenacht, USFS)
  • Landsat Happening in the U.S. Forest Service: Just How Important is Landsat to the USFS? (Warren Cohen, USFS)
  • Monitoring, Modeling, and Managing Forests through Time using Landsat (Christine Blinn and Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech)
  • Biome Boundary Shifts during the Landsat Era: A Case Study from Northern Quebec (D.C. Morton and Jeff Masek, NASA)
  • Impact of the GLS and the USGS Open Archive Policies on the Global Survey of Deforestation in the Humid Tropics (Alan Belward, European Commission Joint Research Center)
  • Beyond LDCM: Land Observation Repeat Frequency to Achieve OLOS Goals (Sam Goward, UMD)
  • LOGICAL Concept: Land Observations Globally In a Cost-effective Augmentation of Landsat (Darrel Williams, Global Science & Technology, Inc.)
  • Image Mosaics and Composites: A User's Perspective (Jim Vogelmann, USGS)
  • Change Monitoring in Near Real-time using Landsat and MODIS (Curtis Woodcock, BU)
  • Recent Research - Product Development (Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service)