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Submissions from 2017

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Monitoring Thermal Discharge from power generating facilities in the Great Lakes, Samuel T. Aden, Ed Verhamme, Colin Neil Brooks, and G. Sullivan

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Evaluation of available geospatial data for determining wetland connectivity in the Great Lakes, Michael J. Battaglia, Colin Neil Brooks, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, and Amanda G. Grimm

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Enabling Increased Sharing of Great Lakes Remote Sensing Data., Michael G. Billmire, Colin Neil Brooks, Karl Bosse, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, Amanda G. Grimm, and Reid W. Sawtell

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Developing A Daily Composite Product for Water Quality Parameters in the Great Lakes, Karl Bosse, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, David J. Schwab, and George Leshkevich

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Rockfall hazard rating system: benefits of utilizing Remote Sensing, El Hachemi Bouali, Thomas Oommen, Stanley Vitton, R. Escobar Wolf, and Colin Neil Brooks

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Rockfall hazard rating system: benefits of utilizing remote sensing, El Hachemi Bouali, Thomas Oommen, Stanley Vitton, Rüdiger P. Escobar Wolf, and Colin Neil Brooks

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Assessing fuel moisture in Boreal and Arctic ecosystems with active and passive microwave satellite imagery., Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, Michael Billmire, Liza K. Jenkins, and Kyle Mcdonald

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Monitoring the Control of Invasive Phragmites australis to Inform Adaptive Management., Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, Colin Neil Brooks, E Serocki, J Carlson, F Wang, Michael J. Battaglia, and P Higman

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Improving remote sensing capability for assessing wildfire effects in North American Boreal Peatlands., Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, Sarah L. Endres, Michael Flannigan, William deGroot, Jennifer Baltzer, Timothy Lynham, Chelene Hanes, and Merritt Turestky

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Implementing adaptive management and monitoring for restoration of Wetlands Invaded by Phragmites, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Phyllis Higman, Kenneth Elgersma, William Currie, and K R. Cronk

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Transportation Infrastructure Assessment through the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Colin N. Brooks, Richard J. Dobson, David M. Banach, and Steven Cook

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Using advanced mapping tools to help monitor Eurasian watermilfoil for improved treatment options., Colin Neil Brooks, Amy Marcarelli, Amanda G. Grimm, Casey J. Huckins, and Richard J. Dobson

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Using UAV collected bridge condition data for a rating exercise, Colin Neil Brooks, Thomas Oommen, Timothy C. Havens, Theresa M. Ahlborn, A Mukerjee, K Zhang, Richard J. Dobson, David M. Banach, A Semenchuck, Rüdiger P. Escobar Wolf, and Samuel T. Aden

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Is remote sensing useful for finding and monitoring urban farms?, Molly Brown and Jessica McCarty

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Improving fuel characterization and maps useful for emissions modeling, Nancy H. F. French, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, Michael G. Billmire, Anne Andreu, Paige Eagle, Kjell Swedin, Danielle Tanzer, Eric Kasischke, Sim Larkin, Don Mckenzie, and Roger Ottmar

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An overview of twenty years of research at the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Canada on fuel moisture estimation using optical, thermal infrared and radar remote sensing in boreal forests in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Alaska., Brigitte Leblon, G Strickland, S Oldford, K Abbott, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Joseph R. Buckley, G Staples, M E. Akexander, and Michael D. Flannigan

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Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire modeling in Boreal and Arctic Environments, Mary E. Miller, Michael Billmire, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Willaim J. Elliot, Peter R. Robichaud, and Lee MacDonald

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Socioeconomic impact analysis of linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models to improve post-fire remediation efforts, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael J. Battaglia, Michael G. Billmire, William S. Breffle, William J. Elliot, Peter R. Robichaud, and R McClusky

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Linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models to increase understanding of wildfire effects on watersheds and improve post-fire remediation efforts., Mary Ellen Miller, Michael G. Billmire, William J. Elliot, and Peter R. Robichaud

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Overview of soil moisture product, Mary Ellen Miller, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael Billmire, and Michael Battaglia

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Learn from the burn: The High Park Fire 5 years later, Sue Miller, Charles Rhodes, Peter R. Robichaud, Sandra Ryan, Jen Kovecses, Carl Chambers, Sara Rathburn, Jared Heath, Stephanie Kampf, Codie Wilson, Dan Brogan, Brad Piehl, Mary Ellen Miller, John Giordanego, Erin Berryman, and Monique Rocca

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Climate, wildfire, and erosion ensemble foretells more sediment in western USA watersheds, John B. Sankey, Jason Kreitler, Todd J. Hawbaker, Jason L. McVay, Mary Ellen Miller, Erich R. Mueller, Nicole M. Vaillant, Scott E. Lowe, and Temuulen T. Sankey

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Near real time HABs observations in lake Erie Using a lightweight portable radiometer., Reid W. Sawtell, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, Karl Bosse, and Benjamin E. Hart

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Spatial and temporal patterns of inherent optical properties in western lake Erie for 2015 and 2016, Michael J. Sayers, S Ruberg, George Leshkevich, Robert A. Shuchman, and Samuel T. Aden

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Satellite observed water quality changes in the Laurentian Great Lakes due to invasive species, anthropogenic forcing, and climate change, Robert A. Shuchman, Karl Bosse, Michael J. Sayers, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, and George Leshkevich

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Mapping stamp sand erosion and deposition in Keweenaw Bay with hyperspectral imagery and LiDAR data, Robert A. Shuchman, Colin Neil Brooks, W. Charles Kerfoot, Michael J. Sayers, and Sarah A. Green

Submissions from 2016

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Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment, Benjamin W. Abbott, Jeremy B. Jones, Edward A.G. Schuur, F Stuart Chapin |||, William B. Bowden, Syndonia Bret-Harte, Nancy H.F. French, and et al.

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Sharing Great Lakes remote sensing data through integrated web portals, Michael G. Billmire, Colin Neil Brooks, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, and Reid W. Sawtell

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Monitoring the Effectiveness of Phragmites australis Treatment for the Great Lakes Coastline, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, Colin Neil Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, E. Serocki, and E. Schold

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Statistical Models of RADAR and LIDAR Returns from Deer for Active Safety Systems, William T. Buller, Rini Sherony, Brian Wilson, and Michelle Wienert

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Mapping and monitoring small stakholder agriculture in Tigray, Ethiopia using sub-meter Worldview and Landsat imagery and high performance computing., M Carroll, Jessica L. McCarty, C S R Neigh, and Kelly M. Wooten

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Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire hydrological modeling applied to the High Park Fire, M Dobre, Mary Ellen Miller, Lee H. MacDonald, Michael G. Billmire, Stephanie Kampf, Peter R. Robichaud, S Schmeer, and E Serocki

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Targeting forest management through fire and erosion modelling, William J. Elliot, Mary Ellen Miller, and Nic Enstice

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Distributed visualization of gridded geophysical data: the Carbon Data Explorer, version 0.2.3, Kevin Arthur Endsley and Michael G. Billmire

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Lake-wide phytoplankton production and abundance in the Upper Great Lakes: 2010–2013, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, Foad Yousef, and S. A. Pothoven

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Developing the next generation of fuel loading data useful for emissions modeling, Nancy H. F. French

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Annual wildland fire emissions (WFEIS v0.5) for Conterminous US and Alaska, 2001-2013, Nancy H. F. French, Donald McKenzie, Tyler A. Erickson, Benjamin W. Koziol, Michael G. Billmire, Kevin Arthur Endsley, Naomi K. Yager Scheinerman, Liza K. Jenkins, Mary Ellen Miller, Roger D. Ottmar, and Susan Prichard

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Fire disturbance effects on land surface albedo in Alaskan tundra, Nancy H. F. French, Matthew A. Whitley, and Liza K. Jenkins

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Identification of likely Lake Trout spawning habitat using multispectral remote sensing, Amanda Grimm, Colin Brooks, T. R. Binder, C. C. Krueger, S. C. Riley, and Robert Shuchman

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Synthesis of field performance of remote sensing strategies for condition assessment of in-service bridges in Michigan, Devin K. Harris, Colin Neil Brooks, and Theresa M. Ahlborn

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The Cladophora resurgence in Lake Ontario: characterization and implications for management, Anika Kuczynski, Martin T. Auer, Colin Neil Brooks, and Amanda G. Grimm

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Agricultural fires in European Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania and their impact on air quality, 2002 – 2012. in land-cover and land-use changes in Eastern Europe after the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991, Jessica L. McCarty, Alexander M. Krylov, Alexander Prishchepov, David M. Banach, Alexandra Tyukavina, Peter V. Potapov, and Svetlana Turubanova

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Rapid-response tools and datasets for post-fire remediation: linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models, Mary Ellen Miller, William J. Elliot, Michael G. Billmire, Peter R. Robichaud, and Kevin Arthur Endsley

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Development of the crop residue and Rangeland burning in the 2014 national emissions inventory using information from multiple sources., George Pouliot, Venkatesh Rao, Jessica L. McCarty, and Amber J. Soja

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Validation of a probabilistic post-fire erosion model, Peter R. Robichaud, William J. Elliot, Sarah A. Lewis, and Mary Ellen Miller

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Inherent and Apparent Optical Property Observations and Trends in Western Lake Erie for 2015, S. A. Ruberg, G. Leshkevich, D J. Stuart, Michael J. Sayers, Robert Shuchman, and Amanda Grimm

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Next day generation of water quality products to support NASA Hyperspectral Imaging of Lake Erie, Reid W. Sawtell, G. Sullivan, Michael J. Sayers, J. Lekki, B. E. Anderson, L. Liou, and Robert A. Shuchman

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Cyanobacteria blooms in three eutrophic basins of the Great Lakes: a comparative analysis using satellite remote sensing, Michael J. Sayers, Gary Fahnenstiel, Robert A. Shuchman, and Matthew A. Whitley

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Phytoplankton Group Determination using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Western Lake Erie, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Reid W. Sawtell, and George Leshkevich

Submissions from 2015

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Using multi-temporal imagery to improve mapping of forested roads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, David Banach, C. N. Brooks, and M. Fedora

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Using multi-temporal imagery to improve mapping and inventory of forested roads in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, David Banach, Colin Brooks, and M. Fedora

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An evaluation of satellite synthetic aperture radar for vernal pool detection, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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MichiganView bring remote sensing and invasive species monitoring to the classroom, Michael Battaglia, Nancy H. F. French, and K. A. Endsley

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Commentary: The need for model development related to Cladophora and nutrient management in Lake Michigan, Harvey A. Bootsma, Mark D. Rowe, Colin Neil Brooks, and Henry A. Vanderploeg

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Development of a bi-national Great Lakes coastal wetland map for resource management, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Mary Ellen Miller, Zachary Laubach, Elizabeth Banda, Pat Chow-Fraser, and Phyllis Higman

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Linking remote sensing and process-based models to assess land use and climate change impacts on plant invasion in Great Lakes coastal wetlands, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, William Currie, Deborah Goldberg, David Hyndman, Kenneth Elgersma, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, and Nancy H. F. French

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Development of a bi-national Great Lakes coastal wetland and land use map using three-season PALSAR and landsat imagery, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Endres, Michael Battaglia, Mary Ellen Miller, Elizabeth Banda, Zachary Laubach, Phyllis Higman, Pat Chow-Fraser, and James Marcaccio

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Vulnerability of North American Boreal Peatlands to interactions between climate, hydrology, and wildland fires, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French, Eric S. Kasischke, Merritt Turetsky, Liza K. Jenkins, Sarah L. Endres, Elizabeth Banda, Michael Billmire, and William de Groot

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Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Mapping, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Zachary Laubach, Anthony Landon, Elizabeth Banda, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Mary Ellen Miller, Robb D. Macleod, and C. N. Brooks

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Satellite-based assessment of nutrient status and benthic algae distribution in eastern Georgian Bay, C. N. Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Pat Chow-Fraser

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Evaluating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for transportation purposes, C. N. Brooks, Thomas Oommen, T C. Havens, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Richard Dobson, David B. Dean, B. E. Hart, Chris Roussi, Nathaniel Jesse, R. E. Wolf, Michelle Wienert, B. Stormer, and J. Behrendt

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A satellite-based multi-temporal assessment of the extent of nuisance Cladophora and related submerged aquatic vegetation for the Laurentian Great Lakes, Colin Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Nathaniel Jessee

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Developing and applying user-friendly web portals for sharing Great Lakes remote sensing data, Colin N. Brooks, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, and Michael G. Billmire

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Measurements of deer with RADAR and LIDAR for active safety systems, William T. Buller, Rini Sherony, Brian Wilson, and Michelle Weinert

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Applying geospatial technology to oil spill response planning in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, David B. Dean

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Demonstrations for implementation of the unsurfaced road condition assessment system, Richard J. Dobson, Colin N. Brooks, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, David B. Dean, David M. Banach, and Valerie Lefler

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Combining fire and erosion modelling to target forest management activities, Willaim J. Elliot, Mary Ellen Miller, and Nic Enstice

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Evaluating wetland hydroperiod for northwest Ohio wetlands using multi-source remote sensing imagery, Sarah L. Endres, Colin N. Brooks, Michael J. Battaglia, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, and R. Walker

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Long-term trends in lake-wide phytoplankton productivity in the Upper Great Lakes: 1998-2013, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, S. A. Pothoven, and Foad Yousef

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Assessment of lake trout spawning habitat in the Great Lakes using satellite remote sensing, Amanda Grimm, C. N. Brooks, T. R. Binder, C. C. Krueger, S. C. Riley, and Robert Shuchman

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Bio-optical retrieval algorithm for the optically shallow waters of the Great Lakes, A. D. Korosov, Dmitry V. Pozdnyakov, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, and Reid W. Sawtell

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advances in remotely sensed data and techniques for wetland mapping and monitoring, Megan W. Lang, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Ralph W. Tiner, and Victor V. Klemas

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Fast 3D subsurface imaging with stepped-frequency GPR, Matthew P. Masarik, Joseph W. Burns, Brian Thelen, and Lena Sutter

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GPR anomaly detection with robust principal component analysis, Matthew P. Masarik, Joseph W. Burns, Brian T. Thelen, Jack Kelly, and Timothy C. Havens

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Anthropogenic fire in European Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania and its impact on air quality, 2002-2012, Jessica L. McCarty, David M. Banach, Alexander Krylov, Alexandra Tyukavina, Peter Potapov, Sveta Turubanova, and Alexander Prishchepov

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Relating big data to local natural hazards: lessons learned from data mining the Twitter API for volunteered geographic information on earthquakes, wildfires, and prescribed fires in the contiguous United States, Jessica L. McCarty, Eugene Levin, K. Arthur Endsley, Samuel T. Aden, and James Bialas

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Remote sensing-based detection and monitoring of dangerous nearshore currents, Guy A. Meadows, Amanda Grimm, Colin N. Brooks, and Robert A. Shuchman

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Segment fusion of ToF-SIMS images, Tammy Milillo, Mary Ellen Miller, Angelina Montes, and Joseph Gardella

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Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire modeling: linking Earth Observations and process-based hydrological models to support post-fire remediation, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Billmire, William J. Elliot, K. A. Endsley, and P. R. Robichaud

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Rapid Response Tools and Datasets: Linking Remote Sensing and Process-based Hydrological Models to support Post-fire Remediation and Fuels Planning, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael G. Billmire, William J. Elliot, Kevin Arthur Endsley, and Peter R. Robichaud

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An approach for verifying biogenic greenhouse gas emissions inventories with atmospheric CO₂ concentration data, Stephen M. Ogle, Kenneth Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Andrew Schuh, Dan Cooley, Tristram O. West, Linda S. Heath, Natasha L. Miles, Scott Richardson, F. Jay Breidt, James E. Smith, Jessica L. McCarty, Kevin R. Gurney, Pieter Tans, and A. Scott Denning

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Water quality observations in the Great Lakes using an optimized satellite bio-optical algorithm, Reid W. Sawtell, Michael J. Sayers, Robert A. Shuchman, George Leshkevich, Colin N. Brooks, and Chuck Hatt

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A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll, Michael Sayers, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, David B. Bunnell, Zachary B. Raymer, Mark W. Rogers, Whitney Woelmer, David H. Bennion, Colin N. Brooks, Matthew A. Whitley, David M. Warner, and Justin Mychek-Londer

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A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Andrew M. Deines, D. B. Bunnell, M. W. Rogers, W. M. Woelmer, D. Bennion, and D. M. Warner

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Extending the satellite-based time series of harmful algal bloom extents in the Great Lakes, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, Amanda G. Grimm, S. Weber, Colin N. Brooks, and H Stone

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Using the Landsat data archive to assess long-term regional forest dynamics assessment in Eastern Europe, 1985-2012, S. Turubanova, P. Potapov, A. Krylov, A. Tyukavina, Jessica L. McCarty, V. C. Radeloff, and M. C. Hansen

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Combined imaging technologies for concrete bridge deck condition assessment, Khatereh Vaghefi, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Devin K. Harris, and Colin Brooks

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A spatial classification and database for management, research, and policy making: The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework, Lizhu Wang, Catherine M. Riseng, Lacey A. Mason, Kevin E. Wehrly, Edward S. Rutherford, James E. McKenna Jr., Chris Castiglione, Lucinda B. Johnson, Dana M. Infante, Scott Sowa, Mike Robertson, Jeff Schaeffer, Mark Khoury, John Gaiot, Tom Hollenhorst, Colin N. Brooks, and Mark Coscarelli

Submissions from 2014

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Low cost infrared and near infrared sensors for UAVs, Samuel T. Aden, James P. Bialas, Zachary Champion, Eugene Levin, and Jessica L. McCarty

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It’s not easy going green: obstacles to tree-planting programs in East Baltimore, Matt Battaglia, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Michael Galvin, and Morgon Grove

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Santa Ana winds and predictors of wildfire progression in Southern California, Michael Billmire, Nancy H. F. French, Tatiana Loboda, Robert Chris Owen, and Marlene Tyner

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Improving soil moisture retrieval with polarimetric SAR data, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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Detection of forested wetlands with active remote sensing, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Megan Lang, Sarah L. Endres, Michael Battaglia, Elizabeth Banda, and Kirk Scarbrough

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Mapping the U.S. and Canadian coastal Great Lakes wetlands and stressors, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael J. Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Zachary M. Laubach, Mary Ellen Miller, and Elizabeth C. Banda

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Developing Remote Sensing Products for Monitoring and Modeling Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Climate Change and Land Use, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Mary Ellen Miller, Michael Battaglia, Elizabeth Banda, Sarah L. Endres, William Currie, Kenneth Elgersma, Nancy H. F. French, Deborah Goldberg, and David Hyndman

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Implementing assessment of unpaved road condition with high-resolution aerial remote sensing, C. N. Brooks, Timothy Colling, Chris Roussi, Caesar Singh, David B. Dean, and Melanie Watkins

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Using a satellite time-series dataset to analyze growth of cladophora and other submerged aquatic vegetation in the Great Lakes, Colin Neil Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, Robert A. Shuchman, Michael J. Sayers, and Martin T. Auer

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Transportation infrastructure assessment with high-resolution remote sensing, David B. Dean, C. N. Brooks, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, Thomas Oommen, Timothy C. Havens, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Richard Dobson, and Melanie J. Kueber

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Transportation infrastructure assessment with high resolution remote sensing, David B. Dean, Colin N. Brooks, Richard Dobson, Chris Roussi, Timothy Colling, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Thomas Oommen, Timothy C. Havens, and Melanie J. Kueber

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Collecting decision support system data through remote sensing of unpaved roads, Richard J. Dobson, Timothy Colling, Colin Neil Brooks, Chris Roussi, Melanie Watkins, and David B. Dean