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Landsat Science Team Meeting - July 15-17, 2008

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Landsat Science Team Meeting

July 15-17, 2008
U.S. Geological Survey Headquarters - Reston, Virginia, USA


Tuesday, July 15 - USGS Dallas Peck Auditorium

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Progress

  • LDCM overall status (Bill Ochs, NASA) -   .ppt (1.51 MB) .pdf (483 KB)
  • OLI briefing (Ed Knight and others, Ball Aerospace) -   .ppt (4.88 MB)  .pdf (2.35 MB)
  • LDCM ground system status (John Dwyer, USGS) -   .ppt (359 KB)  .pdf (128 KB)
  • Mission schedule and capabilities (Ed Grigsby, NASA)

Other Landsat Related Reports

  • Landsat 5 and 7 status and planning for web access (Kristi Kline, USGS) -  .ppt (2.68 MB)  .pdf (1.79 MB)
  • Cloud detection and other image Processing Issues (Pat Scaramuzza, SGT/USGS EROS) -   .ppt (5.00 MB) .pdf (5.09 MB)
  • Status of global Landsat archive planning (Steve Covington, Aerospace/USGS and Steve Labahn, USGS) -   .ppt (1.78 MB)  .pdf (732 KB)
  • GLS 2005 status and GLS 2010 Planning (Jeff Masek, NASA and John Dwyer, USGS) -   .ppt (4.83 MB) .pdf (2.02 MB)
  • CEOS Constellation for Land Surface Imaging and GLS 2010 (Bryan Bailey, USGS) -   .ppt (724 KB) .pdf (388 KB)
  • Outreach update (Anita Davis, NASA) - .ppt (193 KB) .pdf (33.6 KB) 
  • USGS Landsat user’s survey and cost-benefit study (Richard Bernknopf, Natalie Sexton and Holly Stinchfield, USGS) - .ppt (193 KB)  .pdf (670 KB)x


Wednesday, July 16 - USGS Dallas Peck Auditorium

Science Team Members Presentations

  • Monitoring trends in forest condition in the western United States using Landsat time series data (Jim Vogelmann, ASRC Research and Technology Solutions/USGS EROS) - .ppt (77.5 MB) .pdf (4.51 MB) 
  • Update on tropical forest monitoring with Landsat image mosaics (Eileen Helmer, U.S. Forest Service) -  .ppt (6.68 MB) .pdf (1.60 MB)
  • The promise of an open Landsat archive: A new era for landscape monitoring and management? (Robert Kennedy, Oregon State University) -  .pdf (22.3 MB)
  • Benefits of the new Landsat data access policy (Alan Belward, European Commission Joint Research Centre) - .ppt (28.0 MB) .pdf (6.17 MB) 
  • Interannual, multitemporal applications of Landsat to forest ecosystem monitoring and management (Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech) - .ppt (9.93 MB) .pdf (7.12 MB) 
  • Monitoring forest change with Landsat and early rumblings on cirrus Clouds (Curtis Woodcock, Boston University) - .ppt (23.4 MB)  .pdf (14.7 MB) 
  • Synergistic use of EOS/MODIS and Landsat/TM for mapping global forest carbon fluxes (Rama Nemani, NASA) -   .ppt (8.63 MB)  .pdf (7.51 MB)
  • Cloud Contamination in Landsat Imagery: Current and Future Possible Solutions (Sam Goward, University of Maryland) -   .ppt (8.91 MB)  .pdf (3.51 MB)
  • Advancing ice sheet research with the next generation Landsat sensor (Robert Bindschadler, NASA) - .ppt (20.0 MB)  .pdf (2.09 MB) 
  • Water resource assessment with LDCM (John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology) - .ppt (13.9 MB) .pdf (1.49 MB) 
  • Mapping drought and evapotranspiration at high resolution using Landsat/GOES thermal imagery (Martha Anderson, USDA Agricultural Research Service) -  .ppt (41.8 MB) .pdf (5.34 MB)  
  • Peace in the water rights world through Landsat thermal data (Tony Morse, Idaho Department of Water Resources) -   .ppt (9.41 MB)  .pdf (2.67 MB)
  • Developing ideal spectral signatures of irrigated areas for use in spectral matching techniques and decision trees (Prasad Thenkabail, International Water Management Institute -  .ppt (36.5 MB)  .pdf (5.72 MB)
  • Developing consistent moderate resolution data products from Landsat and Landsat-like data (Feng Gao, ERT, Inc./NASA) -.ppt (14.4 MB)  .pdf (2.69 MB)  
  • A surface reflectance standard product from LDCM and supporting activities (Chris Justice, University of Maryland) -  .ppt (3.11 MB)  .pdf (1.24 MB)
  • Cloud detection challenges in LDCM (Lazaros Oreopoulos, University of Maryland Baltimore County/NASA) -    .ppt (2.45 MB)  .pdf (916 KB)
  • Long term radiometric calibration: can we extend consistent calibration parameters from Landsats 7 & 5 back through Landsats 1-4 MSS? (David Aaron, South Dakota State University) -  .ppt (6.06 MB)  .pdf (1.30 MB)


Thursday, July 17

  • USGS Outreach update (Ron Beck ,USGS) -  .ppt (635 KB)   .pdf (468 KB)
  • Planning for Landsat 9 (Tim Newman, USGS) -    .ppt (230 KB)  .pdf (36.7 KB)
  • Review of selected Landsat science drivers (Tom Loveland, (USGS) -  .ppt (3.01 MB)  .pdf (1.28 MB)
  • Landsat end-of-mission criteria discussion (Tom Loveland. USGS) -   .ppt (1.10 MB)  .pdf (69.5 KB)

Technical discussion on gap filling approaches (Curtis Woodcock , Boston University)

Planning for winter 2009 Landsat Science Team Meeting:  Tenatively scheduled Jan 6-8, 2009 in Fort Collins, CO.


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