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Submissions from 2020

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Exploring polarimetric phase of microwave backscatter from Typha wetlands, Don K. Atwood, Michael Battaglia, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Frank Ahern, Kevin Murnaghan, and Brian Brisco

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A method for estimating the socioeconomic impact of Earth observations in wildland fire suppression decisions, Vincent Herr, Adam K. Kochanski, Van V. Miller, Rich McCrea, Dan O’Brien, and Jan Mandel

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Satellite-based decadal change assessments of pan-Arctic environments., Liza K. Jenkins, Tom Barry, Karl Bosse, William S Currie, Tom Christensen, Sara Longan, Robert Shuchman, Danielle Tanzer, and Jason J Taylor

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Big Data for a Big Country: The first generation of Canadian wetland inventory map at a spatial resolution of 10-m using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data on the Google Earth engine cloud computing platform, Masoud Mahdianpari, Bahram Salehi, Farida Mohammadimanesh, Brian Brisco, Saeid Homayouni, Eric Gill, Evan R. DeLancey, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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Mapping Kenyan grassland heights across large spatial scales with combined optical and radar satellite imagery, Olivia S. B. Spagnuolo, Julie C. Jarvey, Michael Battaglia, Zachary Laubach, Mary Ellen Miller, Kay E. Holekamp, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

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Arctic terrestrial biodiversity status and trends: A synopsis of science supporting the CBMP State of Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report., Jason J Taylor, James P Lawler, Mora Aronsson, Tom Barry, Anne D Bjorkman, Tom Christensen, Stephen J Coulson, Christine Cuyler, Dorothee Ehrich, Knud Falk, Alastair Franke, Eva Fuglei, Mark A Gillespie, Starri Heiðmarsson, Toke Høye, Liza K. Jenkins, Virve Ravolainen, Paul A Smith, Pawel Wasowicz, and Niels Martin Schmidt

Submissions from 2019

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Data logistics: Toolkit and applications, Micah Beck, Terry Moore, Nancy H. F. French, Ezra Kissel, and Martin Swany

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Spatial-temporal variability of in situ cyanobacteria vertical structure in Western Lake Erie: Implications for remote sensing observations, Karl Bosse, Michael Sayers, Robert Shuchman, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Steven A. Ruberg, David L. Fanslow, Dack G. Stuart, Thomas H. Johengen, and Ashley M. Burtner

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Multiscale collection and analysis of submerged aquatic vegetation spectral profiles for Eurasian watermilfoil detection, Colin Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Amy Marcarelli, and Richard Dobson

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Regional scale dryland vegetation classification with an integrated lidar-hyperspectral approach, Hamid Dashti, Andrew Poley, Nancy Glenn, Nayani Ilangakoon, Lucas Spaete, Dar Roberts, and et. al.

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Benefit of Xpol for urban classification using SAR images, R. Guinvarc’h, L. Thirion-Lefevre, and D. K. Atwood

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Mapping fractional cover of major fuel type components across Alaskan tundra, Jiaying He, Tatiana Loboda, Liza K. Jenkins, and Dong Chen

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Experimental evaluation of unmanned aerial system for measuring bridge movement, Frank Jalinoos, Mohsen Amjadian, Anil Agrawal, Colin Brooks, and David Banach

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Observations of internal waves generated by an anticyclonic eddy: a case study in the ice edge region of the Greenland Sea, O. M. Johannessen, S. Sandven, I. P. Chunchuzov, and R. A. Shuchman

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Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Robert Regis, Varsha K. Raman, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, Foad Yousef, and Molly Reif

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MI-Environment: Geospatial patterns and inequality of relative heat stress vulnerability in Michigan, Patricia D. Koman, Frank Romo, Peter Swinton, Graciela Mentz, Ricardo de Majo, Matt Battaglia, and et. al.

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Determining remote sensing spatial resolution requirements for the monitoring of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes, John Lekki, Eric Deutsch, Michael Sayers, Karl Bosse, Robert Anderson, Roger Tokars, and Reid W. Sawtell

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Fire behaviour and smoke modelling: model improvement and measurement needs for next-generation smoke research and forecasting systems, Yongqiang Liu, Adam Kochanski, Kirk R. Baker, William Mell, Rodman Linn, Ronan Paugam, Nancy H. F. French, and et al.

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Extending the forecast model: Predicting Western Lake Erie harmful algal blooms at multiple spatial scales, Nathan F. Manning, Yu-Chen Wang, Colleen M. Long, Isabella Bertani, Michael Sayers, Karl Bosse, Robert Shuchman, and Donald Scavia

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Evaluating visible derivative spectroscopy by varimax-rotated, principal component analysis of aerial hyperspectral images from the western basin of Lake Erie, Joseph D. Ortiz, Dulci M. Avouris, Stephan J. Schiller, Jeffery C. Luvall, John D. Lekki, Roger P. Tokars, Robert C. Anderson, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Richard Becker

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Next‐generation biomass mapping for regional emissions and carbon inventories: Incorporating uncertainty in wildland fuel characterization, Susan Prichard, Maureen Kennedy, Anne Andreu, Paige Eagle, Nancy H.F. French, and Michael G. Billmire

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Buried object imaging using a small UAS-based GPR, Christopher Roussi, Ismael Xique, Joseph W. Burns, and Benjamin E. Hart

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Real time HABs mapping using NASA Glenn hyperspectral imager, Reid W. Sawtell, Robert Anderson, Roger Tokars, John D. Lekki, Robert Shuchman, Karl Bosse, and Michael Sayers

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Spatial and temporal variability of inherent and apparent optical properties in western Lake Erie: Implications for water quality remote sensing, Michael Sayers, Karl Bosse, Robert Shuchman, Steven A. Ruberg, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, George Leshkevich, and et al.

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Satellite monitoring of harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie: A 20-year time-series, Michael Sayers, Amanda Grimm, Robert Shuchman, Karl Bosse, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Steven A. Ruberg, and George A. Leshkevich

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Maternal Voice and Infant Sleep in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit., Renée A Shellhaas, Joseph W. Burns, John D E Barks, Fauziya Hassan, and Ronald D Chervin

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Remote sensing of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie and other surrounding inland waters: Foreword to special section, Robert Shuchman, Caren Binding, George Leshkevich, and Joseph Ortiz

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Terrain and war: Measuring topographic and land cover heterogeneity in interstate wars, 1816–2003, Connor JS Sutton and Michael Battaglia

Experimental nitrogen addition alters structure and function of a boreal bog: critical load and thresholds revealed, R. Kelman Wieder, Dale H. Vitt, Melanie A. Vile, Jeremy A. Graham, Jeremy A. Hartsock, Hope Fillingim, and et al.

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Experimental nitrogen addition alters structure and function of a boreal bog: critical load and thresholds revealed, R. Kelman Wieder, Dale H. Vitt, Melanie A. Vile, Jeremy A. Graham, Jeremy A. Hartsock, Hope Fillingim, and et al.

Submissions from 2018

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Implementation of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for assessment of transportation infrastructure - Phase II, Colin Brooks, Richard Dobson, David Banach, Thomas Oommen, Kuilin Zhang, Amlan Mukherjee, Timothy C. Havens, Theresa Ahlborn, Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat, S. Zhao, Q. Lyu, and Nicholas Marion

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Evaluation of bridge decks using non-destructive evaluation (NDE) at near highway speeds for effective asset management-implementation for routine inspection (Phase III), Richard Dobson, Theresa Ahlborn, and David Banach

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The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment - A plan for integrated, large fire-atmosphere field campaigns, Susan Prichard, Roger Ottmar, Nancy H. F. French, Kirk Baker, Tim Brown, Craig Clements, Danielle Tanzer, and et. al.

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A hybrid lagrangian–eulerian particle model for ecosystem simulation, Pengfei Xue, David J. Schwab, Xing Zhou, Chenfu Huang, Ryan Kibler, and Xinyu Ye

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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Semi-automated surface water detection with synthetic aperture radar data: A wetland case study, Amir Behnamian, Sarah Banks, Lori White, Brian Brisco, Koreen Millard, Jon Pasher, Zhaohua Chen, Jason Duffe, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, and Michael Battaglia

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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, 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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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based assessment of concrete bridge deck delamination using thermal and visible camera sensors: A preliminary Analysis, Rüdiger Escobar Wolf, Thomas Oommen, Colin Brooks, Richard Dobson, and Theresa Ahlborn

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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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Identification of woodland vernal pools with seasonal change PALSAR data for habitat conservation, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Yu Man Lee, Michael Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Zachary Laubach, and Kirk Scarbrough

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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