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Landsat Science Team Meeting - June 22-24, 2009

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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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Center for Imaging Science

Rochester, New York

June 22-24, 2009


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

Landsat Science Team - June 2009

Welcome and Meeting Objectives and Expectations – (John Schott, RIT; Tom Loveland, USGS; Jim Irons, NASA; Curtis Woodcock, BU)

Workings Group Discussions

  • Future Mission Working Group Report and Discussion (Curtis Woodcock, BU; Tom Loveland, USGS)
  • Perspectives on the Future of Landsat (John Cullen, USGS)
  • Data Gap Working Group Report and Discussion (Tom Holm, USGS)
  • Products Working Group Report and Discussion (John Dwyer, USGS)
  • Global Consolidated Landsat Archive Group Report and Discussion (Kristi Kline, USGS)

Rochester Institute of Technology Remote Sensing Research Activities (John Schott, RIT)

  • Overview of the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Historic thermal calibration of Landsat 5 TM through an improved physics based approach

Landsat Updates and other related reports

  • Landsat 5 and 7 Status and Issues (Kristi Kline, USGS)
  • Global Land Survey 2010 Status (Jeff Masek, NASA; Garik Gutman, NASA; John Dwyer, USGS)
  • Landsat Global Land Surveys: Status Updates (Garik Gutman, NASA)
  • Watermarking Landsat Data (Bruce Quirk, USGS)
  • Landsat Education and Outreach (Anita Davis, NASA)

LDCM Status

  • NASA LDCM Status (Bill Ochs, NASA)
  • USGS LDCM Status (John Dwyer, USGS)
  • TIRS Status (Dennis Reuter, NASA)
  • Operational Land Imaging Report (Ed Knight, BATC)
  • LDCM Spacecraft Report (Bill Anselm, NASA)

USGS-ESA Collaboration

  • Origins of Landsat-Sentinel Discussions (Tim Stryker, USGS)
  • European Space Agency Sentinel 2 Report (Philippe Martimort, ESA/ESTEC)

Science Team Member Presentations

  • Utility of Thermal Image Sharpening in Mapping ET over Irrigated Landscapes (Martha Anderson ,USDA)
  • A surface reflectance standard product from LDCM and supporting activities (Eric Vermote, University of Maryland) 
  • Progress toward biophysical products from Landsat (Jennifer Dungan, NASA)
  • Synthesizing Landsat and MODIS Data for Science and Decision Support (Feng Gao, Earth Resources Technology, Inc.) 
  • Thermal Band Gymnastics for Evapotranspiration Retrievals (Rick Allen, University of Idaho)
  • Monitoring and Modeling Managed Forest Ecosystems Using Interannual Multitemporal Landsat Data (Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech)
  • Repeat Frequency versus Clear View Coverage for a Landsat Observatory: An Empirical Assessment (Sam Goward, University of Maryland)
  • The Increased Potential for LDCM to be Used for Constituent Retrieval in Case 2 Waters (Aaron Gerace, John Schott, RIT) 
  • Creating cloud-free Landsat image mosaics for vegetation and land-cover mapping over tropical landscapes new results with ETM+ SLC-off imagery (Eileen Helmer, USDA Forest Service)
  • Landscape Change Assessments in the Western US using Landsat Time Series Data and Ancillary Information (Jim Vogelmann, USGS)
  • Disturbance capture and ecosystem characterization with Landsat imagery (Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service) 
  • In search of the Truth: Building confidence in Landsat Time Series interpretations (Warren Cohen, USDA Forest Service) 
  • What should a high resolution global land cover product look like and how might we get there? (Curtis Woodcock, Boston University)
  • An update on recent Landsat cloud research (Lazaros Oreopoulos, NASA)