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Dr. Henebry appointed to represent SDSU on the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate

GSCE Co-Director Dr. Geoff Henebry will serve with State Climatologist Dr. Dennis Todey of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering as the University’s representative on the APLU’s Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate. The mission of the Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate (BOAC) of APLU is to ensure that the nation maintains and benefits from strong and diverse academic capabilities in the marine (including the Great Lakes) and atmospheric sciences. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  APLU represents public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations.

News Date: 
Jul 27, 2015

Dr. Henebry presents research at the 9th International Conference on Urban Climate.

Dr. Geoff Henebry traveled to Toulouse, France in mid-July to present research arising from the interdisciplinary Cities & Storms project, which studies how urban areas influence the behavior of severe storms. The ICUC is a triennial event that brings a cross-section of scientists interested in physical and biometeorological environments generated by cities. Dr. Henebry presented a talk and a poster. Another member of the project team, Mr. Darrel Kingfield of the University of Oklahoma and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, also gave a talk describing his work with weather radar data. The research was support through NASA grant NNX12AM89G.

Henebry GM, DJ Stensrud, AL Steiner, C Small, LR Musacchio, TL Jackson, KM de Beurs, K Calhoun, S Kawecki, L Reames, E Windahl, CP Krehbiel. 2015. Cities & Storms: How Land Use, Settlement Patterns, and the Shapes of Cities Influence Severe Weather. (talk)

Kingfield D, K Calhoun, K de Beurs, GM Henebry. 2015. The effect of urban environments on storm evolution through a radar-based climatology of the central United States. (talk)

Krehbiel CP, TL Jackson, GM Henebry. 2015. Scaling of cities into the future: Using scaling relations of the recent past to assess 21st century projections of urban growth. (poster)

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Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015

Dr. Roy and colleagues attend Landsat Science Team Summer 2015 meeting and give presentation on Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data combination

The summer 2015 Landsat Science Team Meeting was held at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, South Dakota, July 6-9 2015. 

Dr. Roy and members of his research group attended the meeting and participated in team discussions and gave a presentation “Thinking about processing steps for generation of combined/compatible Landsat 8 & Sentinel-2 products”, Roy, D.P., Kovalskyy, V., Zhang, H.K., Yan, L., Kumar. S.  

The presentation was particularly topical as Sentinel-2 was launched successfully by the European Space Agency two weeks before the science team meeting on 23rd June 2015.  Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager that is similar to the Landsat 8 optical wavelength sensor and their data combination provides the opportunity for improved global terrestrial remote sensing.

News Date: 
Jul 07, 2015 to Jul 09, 2015

Dr. Roy chairs the Summer 2015 NASA US Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center User Working Group

Dr. Roy chaired the U.S. Land Processes (LP) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) User Working Group (UWG).  The LP DAAC UWG is responsible for representing the interests of the land remote sensing community and for providing consultation and recommendations covering a broad range of topics related to NASA LP DAAC systems, services, and capabilities. The meeting was held at the U.S. Department of the Interior building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington DC, June 9-10th 2015.

News Date: 
Jun 09, 2015 to Jun 10, 2015

GSCE Members Present at NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop

The GSCE was well represented at the NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop held in College Park, Maryland during 20 – 24 April with presentations by Drs. Cochrane, Hanan, Henebry, Numata, Roy, and Wimberly and Ph.D. student Francis Dwomoh.

Mark Cochrane, Bambang Saharjo, Erianto Putra, Robert Yokelson, Andrew Vayda, Kevin Ryan, Christopher Barber. Filling a critical gap in Indonesia’s national carbon monitoring, reporting, and verification capabilities for supporting REDD+ activities: Incorporating, quantifying and locating fire emissions from within tropical peat-swamp forests [Poster]

 Francis Dwomoh, Michael Wimberly. Fire regimes and forest loss in the fragmented tropical forests of West Africa [Poster]

Geoff Henebry, Kirsten de Beurs, Cole Krehbiel, Lan Nguyen, Braden Owsley, Xiaoyang Zhang, Baojuan Zheng. 2015. Change in our MIDST: Toward detection and analysis of urban dynamics in CONUS. [Poster]

 Izaya Numata, Mark Cochrane, Kul Khand, Sonaira Souza da Silva, Jeppe Kjaersgaard. Assessing vulnerability and responses of forest edges to drought in the Brazilian Amazon. [Poster]

Milkah Kahiu, Niall Hanan. Partitioning savanna tree and grass leaf area index (LAI) from MODIS aggregates in Sub-Saharan Africa. [Poster]

Michael Wimberly, Ting-Wu Chuang, Geoffrey Henebry, Michael Hildreth, John S Kimball, Yi Liu, Alemayehu Midekisa, Gabriel Senay. Applying the global macroscope for ecological forecasting of vector-borne disease outbreaks.  [Poster]

 

In addition, Dr. Roy gave a talk entitled Regridding/Projection/Compositing for Sentinel-2 & Landsat 8 merged products (with GSCE co-authors V Kovalskyy, HK Zhang, L Yan, and S Kumar) as part of the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Spring Science Team Meeting special session on Harmonizing Sentinel-2 and Landsat Reflectance Products.

 

 

News Date: 
Apr 27, 2015

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