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Landsat Science Team Meeting - June 19-21, 2019

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
June 19-21, 2019


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Receive Landsat programmatic updates on the data policy, Landsat 9, and update the LST on key Landsat activities since the Summer 2018 LST meeting
  2. Review and discuss Landsat Collection 2 processing, Landsat data products roadmap, Landsat in the cloud, and Landsat near-real time capabilities
  3. Review and discuss the 2019 Architecture Study Team (AST) draft requirements for Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI)
  4. Learn about ongoing 2018-2023 LST member science and application contributions
Landsat Science Team - June 2019
2018-2023 Landsat Science Team at the USGS EROS Center June 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Opening Remarks  (John Hahn)
  • Introductions and meeting objectives (Chris Crawford/Jeff Masek)
  • USGS and NASA management perspectives (Tim Newman/Marissa Herron)
  • Landsat Advisory Group (LAG) update on Landsat’s data policy (Bobbi Lenczowski)
  • Landsat 7 end of life status (Keith Alberts)
  • Landsat 9 progress and status (Del Jenstrom/Brian Sauer)
  • Landsat Science Interface Panel (SIP) outcomes (Dennis Helder)
  • Status of Landsat geometry/Sentinel-2 GRI (Jim Storey)
  • Landsat Collection 2 definition & schedule (Chris Engebretson/Steve Labahn)
  • Landsat Data Products and Surface Temperature Working Groups (David Roy/Martha Anderson)
  • Discussion Topic #1: Landsat Collection 2 (David Roy/Curtis Woodcock)
  • Landsat Global Analysis-Ready Data (ARD) options, analysis and planning (John Hutchinson)
  • Discussion Topic #2: Global ARD roadmap (John Hutchinson/David Roy)
  • Landsat MSS 1-5 ARD feasibility study (Chris Crawford)
  • Improving Landsat MSS geometry by least-square-adjustment based time- series registration (Lin Yan/David Roy)
  • Discussion Topic #3: Landsat MSS 1-5 ARD (Curtis Woodcock)
  • Landsat near-real time capabilities (Steve Labahn)
  • Discussion Topic #4: Understanding Landsat capabilities and limitations for near-real time monitoring (Curtis Woodcock)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 

  • 2019 Architecture Study Team briefing and discussion (Doug Daniels/Jeff Masek)
  • ESA Sentinel-2 and future mission briefing (Benjamin Koetz)
  • Landsat geometric performance (Jim Storey)
  • Landsat radiometric performance (Brian Markham)
  • Landsat 8/Sentinel-2 comparisons and Harmonized Landsat-Sentinel-2 (HLS) product updates (Brian Markham/Jeff Masek)
  • Landsat Level-2 product characterization (Cody Anderson)
  • Landsat 8 TIRS stray light/split-window surface temperature algorithm validation (Aaron Gerace)
  • Landsats 4-7 thermal infrared single- channel surface temperature algorithm validation (Glynn Hulley)

Landsat Science Team Presentations

  • Dr. Eric Vermote, NASA/GSFC - Enhancing the compatibility of Sentinel 2 and Landsat surface reflectance products for improved monitoring of the Earth System
  • Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute - Update on integration of Landsat evapotranspiration ensembles and climate data for enhanced water and land management
  • Mr. David Johnson, USDA Agricultural Statistics Service - Intercomparing 35 years’ worth of field-level crop production data with Landsat imagery
  • Dr. Feng Gao and Dr. Martha Anderson, USDA Agricultural Service - Early results on near real-time mapping of crop emergences using VENµS and HLS data
  • Dr. Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin - Landsat data for biodiversity science and conservation
  • Dr. Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia - Comparing GA and USGS surface reflectance products
  • Dr. Curtis Woodcock, Boston University - What we’re doing in terms of Landsat....
  • Dr. Matt Hansen, University of Maryland - Examples of multi-source large area land monitoring
  • Dr. Sean Healey, US Forest Service - Empirical cross sensor comparison of Sentinel-2, Landsat 8, and Landsat-7 TOA over the conterminous United States
  •  Dr. Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service - Using Landsat time series to inform and understand the protective function of parks
  • Dr. Patrick Hostert, Humboldt University of Berlin - Landsat time series supporting land use intensity analyses in the European Mediterranean
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu, University of Connecticut - Better cloud mask for Landsat and Sentinel-2 imagery
  • Dr. Ted Scambos, University of Colorado-Boulder - Landsat ice velocity changes in the Antarctic Peninsula: or, what I did not do on my summer vacation
  • Dr. Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts, Boston - Global 30m snow and snow free land surface albedo from Landsat and MODIS/VIIRS
  • Dr. Nima Pahlevan, SSAI/GSFC - Designing a suite of high-quality, global Aquatic Science Products (ASP)
  • Dr. Jean-Francois Pekel, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre - The Global Surface Water Explorer - an update
  • Dr. David Roy, Michigan State University - Landsat 4-7 Analysis Ready Data (ARD) historical observation coverage over the Conterminous United States, Implications for terrestrial monitoring & the need for Fill- and-Fit gap filling

Friday, June 21, 2019

  • EROS Director Remarks (CJ Loria)
  • Overview of the USGS Landsat cloud architecture (Steve Labahn)
  • Landsat Collection 2 access for small and bulk users, and visualization in Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Kristi Kline)
  • Discussion Topic #5: Landsat in the cloud, Collection 2 access and visualization, and implementation timeline (David Roy/Curtis Woodcock)
  • Discussion Topic #6: Revisit outstanding discussion topics, meeting recap, and wrap-up (David Roy/Curtis Woodcock)