Recent Publications


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


December 2013

Boyte, S.P., Wylie, B.K., Major, D.J., and Brown, J.F., in press, The integration of geophysical and eMODIS NDVI data into a rule-based, piecewise regression-tree model to estimate cheatgrass beginning of spring growth: International Journal of Digital Earth. (Also available online at

Artan, G.A., Verdin, J.P., and Lietzow, R.W., 2013, Large scale snow water equivalent status monitoring—comparison of different snow water products in the upper Colorado Basin: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, v. 17, no. 12, p. 5127-5139. (Also available online at

Auch, R.F., Laingen, C., Drummond, M.A., Sayler, K.L., Reker, R.R., Bouchard, M.A., and Danielson, J.J., 2013, Land-use and land-cover change in three corn belt ecoregions—similarities and differences: Focus on Geography, v. 56, no. 4, p. 135-143. (Also available online at

Gu, Y., Wylie, B.K., Boyte, S.P., and Phuyal, K.P., 2014, Projecting future grassland productivity to assess the sustainability of potential biofuel feedstock areas in the Greater Platte River basin: Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 6, no. 1, p. 35-43. (Also available online at

Zhou, D., Liu, S., Oeding, J., and Zhao, S., 2013, Forest cutting and impacts on carbon in the eastern United States: Nature Scientific Reports, v. 3, article number 3547, available only online at


November 2013

Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P.V., Moore, R., Hancher, M., Turubanova, S.A., Tyukavina, A., Thau, D., Stehman, S.V., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Kommareddy, A., Egorov, A., Chini, L., Justice, C.O., and Townshend, J.R.G., 2013, High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change: Science, v. 342, no. 6160, p. 850-853. (Also available online at

Danielson, J.J., Brock, J.C., Howard, D.M., Gesch, D.B., Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M., and Travers, L.J., 2013, Topobathymetric model of Mobile Bay, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 769, 6 plates. (Also available online at

Hoell, A., and Funk, C.C., 2013, The ENSO-related west Pacific sea surface temperature gradient: Journal of Climate, v. 26, no. 23, p. 9545-9562. (Also available online at


October 2013

Barnes, C.A., Roy, D.P., and Loveland, T.R., 2013, Projected surface radiative forcing due to 2000–2050 land-cover land-use albedo change over the eastern United States: Journal of Land Use Science, v. 8, no. 4, p. 369-382. (Also available online at

Gesch, D.B., Evans, G.A., and Oimoen, M.J., in press, The National Elevation Dataset, chap. XXX of, Digital Elevation Model technologies and applications—the DEM user's manual (3rd ed.): Bethesda, Md., American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Huang, S., Young, C.J., Abdul-Aziz, O.I., Dahal, D., Min, F., and Liu, S., 2013, Simulating the water budget of a Prairie Potholes complex from LiDAR and hydrological models in North Dakota, USA: Hydrological Sciences Journal, v. 58, no. 7, p. 1434-1444. (Also available online at

Rigge, M.B., Smart, A.J., Wylie, B.K., Gilmanov, T.G., and Johnson, P., 2013, Linking phenology and biomass productivity in South Dakota mixed-grass prairie: Rangeland Ecology and Management, v. 66, no. 5, p. 579-587. (Also available online at