Recent Publications

May 2014

Loveland, T.R., Wulder, M.A., and Irons, J.R., Landsat Science Team meeting—first Landsat 8 evaluations: The Earth Observer, v. 26, no. 2, p. 24-28. (Also available online at

U.S. Geological Survey, 2014, Tracking change over time—River flooding: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 133-A, variously paged, available only online at


April 2014

Funk, C.C., Hoell, A., Shukla, S., Bladé, I., Liebmann, B., Roberts, J.B., Robertson, F.R., and Husak, G., 2014, Predicting East African spring droughts using Pacific and Indian Ocean sea surface temperature indices: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, v. 11, no. 3, p. 3111-3136, available only online at

Gallant, A.L., Kaya, S., White, L., Brisco, B., Roth, M.F., Sadinski, W.J., and Rover, J.A., 2014, Detecting emergence, growth, and senescence of wetland vegetation with polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data: Water, v. 6, no. 3, p. 694-722, available only online at

Pastick, N.J., Rigge, M.B., Wylie, B.K., Jorgenson, M.T., Rose, J.R., Johnson, K.D., and Ji, L., 2014, Distribution and landscape controls of organic layer thickness and carbon within the Alaskan Yukon River Basin: Geoderma, v. 230-231, p. 79-94. (Also available online at

Pervez, M.S., Budde, M.E., and Rowland, J.D., 2014, Mapping irrigated areas in Afghanistan over the past decade using MODIS NDVI: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 149, p. 155-165. (Also available online at



Long, J.B., Napton, D.E., Giri, C.P., and Graesser, J., 2014, A mapping and monitoring assessment of the Philippines’ mangrove forests from 1990 to 2010: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 30, no. 2, p. 260-271. (Also available online at

Pervez, M.S., and Henebry, G.M., 2014, Spatial and seasonal responses of precipitation in the Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins to ENSO and Indian Ocean dipole modes—implications for flooding and drought: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, v. 2, no. 2, p. 1671-1692. (Also available online at

Poppenga, S.K., Gesch, D.B., and Worstell, B.B., 2013, Hydrography change detection—three-dimensional analysis of lidar data for updating mapped hydrography: Access, v. 16, no. 1, available only online at

Roy, D.P., Wulder, M.A., Loveland, T.R., Woodcock, C.E., Allen, R.G., Anderson, M.C., Helder, D.L., Irons, J.R., Johnson, D.M., Kennedy, R., Scambos, T.A., Schaaf, C.B., Schott, J.R., Sheng, Y., Vermote, E.F., Belward, A.S., Bindschadler, R., Cohen, W.B., Gao, F., Hipple, J.D., Hostert, P., Huntington, J., Justice, C.O., Kilic, A., Kovalskyy, V., Lee, Z.P., Lymburner, L., Masek, J.G., McCorkel, J., Shuai, Y., Trezza, R., Vogelmann, J.E., Wynne, R.H., and Zhu, Z., 2014, Landsat-8—science and product vision for terrestrial global change research: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 145, p. 154-172. (Also available online at

Sampath, A., Heidemann, H.K., Stensaas, G.L., and Christopherson, J.B., 2014, ASPRS research on quantifying the geometric quality of lidar data: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 80, no. 3, p. 201-205.  (Also available online at

U.S. Geological Survey, 2014, Landsat surface reflectance climate data records: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3117, 1 p., available only online at