Multispectral (approx. 4-12 bands)

Distribution of Migratory Landbirds around the Gulf of Mexico

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:01

Over two-thirds of all land birds and over half of the migratory species in North America move long distances to areas in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. For birds crossing the Gulf of Mexico, habitats along the northern coast provide the last possible stopover before autumn migrants make a nonstop flight.

Using Machine Learning Approaches to Water Presence in Streams

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 06/16/2021 - 11:28

The presence of water in streams can serve as an indicator for potential droughts. The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is the most comprehensive dataset of surface waters in the United States and supports a broad range of applications. The streams mapped in the NHD are classified by streamflow permanence into classes of perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral.

Time Series Remote Sensing of Surface Water and Wetland Dynamics

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 06/16/2021 - 11:15

Wetlands and surface waters are critically important for both natural and anthropogenic processes including climate regulation, the maintenance of biodiversity, and the provision of ecosystem services important for human well-being. Until recently, mapping the spatial and temporal variability of the Earth’s surface waters and wetlands would have been an impossible task.

Vegetation Response to Watershed Restoration

Submitted by atripp on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:37

The western United States is increasingly threatened by landscape-level changes such as alterations in precipitation patterns, heightened wildfire incidence and intensity, and increased use of ground and surface water resources by a growing human population. Watershed restoration practitioners seek to address these threats using a variety of techniques such as gabions, check dams, one-rock dams, and cross vanes.