Automated Processing of MODIS Data in the Mekong Region, Southeast Asia

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Characterizing changes in the Mekong basin vegetation and surface water cover is important to understanding environmental patterns and processes, and informing ecosystem management decisions. Satellite remote sensing has become one of the most valuable and readily available tools for regional and ecosystem-scale research and management applications. Spaceborne sensors such as MODIS provide daily observations and data for studying spatially and temporally variable phenomena such as flooding regimes, vegetation communities, and crop growth. With the Applied Science and Technology Project Office at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, USGS is working toward an automated process to keep these data products up to date and available to the public on the Forecast Mekong website.

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Marc Comeaux
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