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Landsat Science Team Meeting - October 29 – 31, 2013

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Landsat Science Team Meeting

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
October 29 - 31, 2013
Landsat Science Team Meeting

Meeting Objective: Review the status of Landsat Science Team Landsat 8 investigations, establish plans for improving Landsat science products, and discuss the status and requirements for a sustainable land imaging program.

Tuesday, October 29

  • Welcome, introductions, review of meeting goals and objectives (Tom Loveland, USGS; Jim Irons, NASA)
  • Landsat 8 Radiometry Report (Brian Markam, NASA/GSFC) - .pptx (14.9 MB) .pdf (4.17 MB)
  • Landsat 8 Geometry Performance Report (Jim Storey, USGS/SGT, Mike Choate, USGS/SGT) - .pptx (2.9 MB) .pdf (822 KB)
  • Landsat 8 View Angle Generation (Jim Storey, USGS/SGT, Mike Choate, USGS/SGT) - .pptx (813 KB) .pdf (770 KB)
  • Landsat 8 Long-Term Acquisition Plan status (Eugene Fosnight, USGS) - .pptx (9.1 MB) .pdf (1.9 MB)
  • Landsat Operations and Archive Status (James LaCasse, USGS) - .pptx (4.6 MB) .pdf (1.9 MB)


Landsat Science Team Member Presentations

  • Dr. Kurt Thome, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -  Absolute radiometric and climate variable intercalibration of Earth observing sensors - .pptx (9.9 MB) .pdf (2.6 MB)
  • Dr. Eric Vermote, NASA Goddard - Development of Landsat surface reflectance Climate Data Records - .pptx (13.3 MB) .pdf ( 3.1 MB)
  • Dr. David Roy, South Dakota State University - Continuity of the Web Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) Product Record in the Landsat 8 Era - .pdf (8.3 MB)
  • Dr. Yongwei Sheng, University of California, Los Angeles - Developing Decadal High Resolution Global Lake Products from LDCM and Landsat - .pptx (16.2 MB) .pdf (6.5 MB)
  • Dr. Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts, Boston - North American Land Surface Albedo and Nearshore Shallow Bottom Properties from Landsat and MODIS/VIIR - .pptx (15.9 MB) .pdf (2.7 MB)
  • Dr. John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology - The Use of LDCM for the Monitoring of Fresh and Coastal Water - .ppt (19.9 MB) .pdf (13.3 MB)
  • Dr. Ted Scambos, University of Colorado - Cryospheric Applications of the Landsat 8 - .pptx (15.1 MB) .pdf (2.3 MB)
  • Dr. Ayse Kilic, University of Nebraska (with Dr. Richard Allen, University of Idaho and Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute) - Evapotranspiration in Water Resources Management - .pptx (22.4 MB) .pdf (5.5 MB)
  • Dr. Feng Gao, USDA Agricultural Research Service - Mapping vegetation phenology, water use and drought at high spatiotemporal resolution fusing multi-band and multi-platform satellite imagery - .pptx (49.1 MB) .pdf (4.2 MB)
  • Dr. Jim Vogelmann, U.S. Geological Survey - Ecological Disturbance Monitoring using Landsat Time Series Data - .pptx (25.9 MB) .pdf (6.8 MB)


Wednesday, October 30

Landsat Science Team Member Presentations

  • Dr. Alan Belward, European Commission Joint Research Centre - Understanding the global land-use marketplace - .pptx (23.0 MB) .pdf (6.4 MB)
  • Dr. Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia - Multi-temporal Analysis of biophysical parameters derived from the Landsat Series of satellites - .pptx (275 MB) .pdf (6.9 MB)
  • Dr. Patrick Griffiths, Humboldt University of Berlin (on behalf of Patrick Hostert) - Synergies between future Landsat and European satellite missions for better understanding coupled human-environment systems - .pptx (33.1 MB) .pdf (8.3 MB)
  • Dr. Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service - Integrating the past, present, and future of Landsat - .pptx (15.9 MB) .pdf (5.7 MB)
  • Dr. Robert Kennedy, Boston University - Using time-series approaches to improve Landsat’s characterization of land surface dynamics - .pptx (51.2 MB) .pdf (8.4 MB)
  • Dr. Randolph Wynne, Virginia Tech - Making Multitemporal Work - .pptx (22.1 MB) .pdf (5.4 MB)
  • Dr. Curtis Woodcock, Boston University - Experience to date with L8 - .pptx (77.8 MB) .pdf (4.8 MB)
  • Dr. Warren Cohen, USDA Forest Service - Ecological Applications of Landsat Data in the Context of US Forest Service Science and Operational Needs - .pptx (16.5 MB) .pdf (3.4 MB)
  • Dr. Jim Hipple, USDA Risk Management Agency - Integrating Field-Level Biophysical Metrics Derived from Landsat Science Products into a National Agricultural Data Warehouse - .pptx (15.3 MB) .pdf (3.4 MB)
  • Mr. David Johnson, USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service - Operational monitoring of US croplands with Landsat 8 - .pptx (20.8 MB) .pdf (8.6 MB)


Thursday, October 31

  • Matt Larsen, USGS - Future of Landsat reports: Sustainable Land Imaging and Science - .pptx (1.3 MB) .pdf (1.1 MB)
  • Brad Doorn, NASA - Sustainable Land Imaging and Science - .pptx (2.1 MB) .pdf (855 KB)
  • Tim Newman, USGS - National Land Imaging Requirements & Sustainable Land Imaging Update - .pptx (875 KB) .pdf (2.5 MB)
  • Darrel Williams, National Geospatial Advisory Committee - Landsat Advisory Committee update - .pptx (1.3 MB) .pdf (257 KB)
  • John Dwyer, USGS - USGS Landsat science products status - .pptx (1.3 MB) .pdf (1.5 MB)



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