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Submissions from 2011

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Detecting and Mapping Invasive Phragmites australis in the coastal Great Lakes with ALOS PALSAR imagery, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, K. Scarbrough, Liza K. Jenkins, K. Riordan, R. B. Powell, Colin Brooks, K. Kowalski, M. Carlson Mazur, and B. Huberty

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Assessing bridge condition using remote sensing, C. N. Brooks, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Devin Harris, Larry Sutter, Robert Shuchman, Joseph W. Burns, K. A. Endsley, Khatereh Vaghefi, Chris Roussi, Richard Dobson, and Ryan C. Hoensheid

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Using remote sensing for bridge condition evaluation, Colin Brooks and Theresa Ahlborn

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Expanding Alaska-Canada rail: Jointly visualizing revenue freight, development cost, mineral commodity value, and CO2 impacts, Colin Brooks, Helen Kourous-Harrigan, Michael Billmire, Paul Metz, D. Keefauver, Robert Shuchman, Richard Dobson, K. A. Endsley, and Mark Taylor

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Assessing impacts from historical copper mining stamps sands in the Keweenaw Peninsula through analysis of LiDAR and multispectral imagery from the US Army Corps of Engineers CHARTS System, Colin Neil Brooks, Michael J. Sayers, W. Charles Kerfoot, Robert A. Shuchman, Sarah A. Green, Bruce M. Sabol, Nathaniel L. Jessee, Foad Yousef, and K. Arthur Endsley

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Expanding Alaska-Canada rail: Jointly visualizing revenue freight, development, mineral commodity value, and impact of carbon dioxide, Colin N. Brooks, Helen Kourous-Harrigan, Michael Billmire, Paul Metz, D. Eric Keefauver, Robert A. Shuchman, Richard Dobson, K. Arthur Endsley, and Mark Taylor

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Mapping Cladophora extent in Lake Michigan using multi-scale satellite imagery, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and Martin Auer

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Automated polysomnographic assessment for rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, Joseph W. Burns and Ronald D. Chervin

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Sleep stage dynamics reflect reduced sleep fragmentation when OSA is treated with CPAP, Joseph W. Burns, Anita Valanju Shelgikar, Judith L. Fetterolf, and Ronald D. Chervin

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Real-time, web-based satellite tracking, K. A. Endsley

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Model comparisons for estimating carbon emissions from North American wildland fire, Nancy H. F. French, Willam J. de Groot, Liza K. Jenkins, Brendan M. Rogers, Ernesto Alvarado, Brian Amiro, Bernardus de Jong, Scott Goetz, Elizabeth Hoy, Edward Hyer, Robert Keane, B. E. Law, Donald McKenzie, Steven G. McNulty, Roger Ottmar, Diego R. Perez-Salicrup, James Randerson, Kevin M. Robertson, and Merritt Turetsky

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Vulnerability of high latitude soil organic carbon in North America to disturbance, Guido Grosse, Jennifer Harden, Merritt Turetsky, David A. McGuire, Philip Camill, Charles Tarnocai, Steve Frolking, Edward A.G. Schuur, Torre Jorgenson, Sergei Marchenko, Vladimir Romanovsky, Kimberly P. Wickland, Nancy H. F. French, Mark Waldrop, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, and Robert G. Striegl

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Estimation of absorption and backscatter values from in-situ radiometric water measurements, Chuck Hatt, George Leshkevich, Robert A. Shuchman, and Michael J. Sayers

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Quantifying burned area for North American forests: Implications for direct reduction of carbon stocks, Eric S. Kasischke, Tatiana Loboda, Louis Giglio, Nancy H. F. French, E. E. Hoy, Bernardus de Jong, and David Riano

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Burned area mapping time series in Canada (1984–1999) from NOAA-AVHRR LTDR: A comparison with other remote sensing products and fire perimeters, Jose A. Moreno Ruiz, David Riaño, Manuel Arbelo, Nancy H. F. French, Susan L. Ustin, and Michael L. Whiting

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Mapping cladophora in the Great Lakes using mulit-scale imagery, Michael Sayers, Colin Brooks, and Robert Shuchman

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Satellite based retrievals of chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon and suspended minerals for Lake Michigan, Robert A. Shuchman, George Leshkevich, Colin Neil Brooks, Michael J. Sayers, and Chuck Hatt

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Measurements of velocity and ablation from Bering Glacier during the recent surge, Robert A. Shuchman, Chris Roussi, K. Arthur Endsley, Edward G. Josberger, and Benjamin E. Hart

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Satellite based retrievals of chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon and suspended minerals for each of the Great Lakes, Robert Shuchman, G. Leshkevich, Michael Sayers, T. Johengen, and Colin Brooks

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Environmental change and potential impacts: applied research priorities for Alaska's North Slope, B. Streever, R. Suydam, J. F. Payne, Robert Shuchman, R. P. Angliss, G. Balogh, J. Brown, J. Grunblatt, S. Guyer, D. L. Kane, J. J. Kelley, G. Kofinas, D. R. Lassuy, W. Loya, P. Martin, S. E. Moore, W. S. Pegau, C. Rea, D. J. Reed, T. Sformo, M. Sturm, J. J. Taylor, T. Viavant, D. Williams, and D. Yokel

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Evaluation of commercially available remote sensors for highway bridge condition assessment, Khatereh Vaghefi, Renee C. Oats, Devin K. Harris, Theresa M. Ahlborn, Colin Brooks, K. Arthur Endsley, Christopher Roussi, Robert Shuchman, Joseph W. Burns, and Richard Dobson

Submissions from 2010

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Mapping the fresh-water-salt-water interface in the terminal moraine of the Bering Glacier, Austin B. Andrus, K. A. Endsley, Silvia Espino, and John S. Gierke

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Calibration algorithm development for selected water content reflectometers to organic soils of Alaska, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Gordon C. Garwood, Kevin Riordan, Benjamin W. Koziol, and James Slawski

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Development of calibration algorithms for selected water content reflectometry probes for burned and non-burned organic soils of Alaska, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Gordon C. Garwood, Kevin Riordan, Benjamin W. Koziol, and James Slawski

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Geospatial evaluation of riparian buffer effectiveness for watershed management, Colin Brooks, Michael Billmire, Ben Koziol, and Nancy H. F. French

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Alaskan limnological surveys using autonomous sensor platforms: low cost autonomous and automated platform prototypes conduct bathymetric and hydrographic surveys on the North Slope of Alaska, H. Brown and Liza K. Jenkins

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Satellite-derived turbidity monitoring of the ice marginal lakes at Bering Glacier, Liza K. Jenkins

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Hydrologic processes at Bering Glacier, Alaska, Edward G. Josberger, Robert Shuchman, Guy Meadows, Liza K. Jenkins, and Lorelle A. Meadows

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Documenting truck activity times at international border crossings using redesigned geofences and existing onboard systems, Mark McCord, Prem Goel, Colin Brooks, Prasenjit Kapat, Richard Wallace, Hao Dong, and D Keefauver

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Bering Glacier ablation measurements, Robert A. Shuchman, Edward G. Josberger, Charles Hatt, Chris Roussi, P. Jay Fleisher, and S. Guyer

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Remote sensing of the Bering Glacier region, Robert Shuchman, Edward G. Josberger, Liza K. Jenkins, John Payne, Charles R. Hatt, and Lucas Spaete

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Visualizing meltwater flow through snow at the centimetre-to-meter scale using a snow guillotine, Mark W. Williams, Tyler A. Erickson, and Jennifer L. Petrzelka

Works from 2009

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An outlook for sustainable forest bioenergy production in the Lake States, Dennis R. Becker, Kenneth Skog, Allison Hellman, Kathleen Halvorsen, and Terry Mace

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Improving wetland characterization with multi-sensor, multi-temporal SAR and optical/infrared data fusion, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, K. Riordan, Richard Powell, Nicole Miller, and Mitch Nowels

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Sigma band interhemispheric coherence distinguishes children with and without obstructive sleep apnea, Joseph W. Burns, E. F. Domino, J. L. Fetterolf, D. L. Ruzicka, and R. D. Chervin

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Sleep stage dynamics differ between children with and without obstructive sleep apnea, Ronald D. Chervin, Judith L. Fetterolf, Deborah L. Ruzicka, Brian T. Thelen, and Joseph W. Burns

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The wildland fire emissions information system: providing information for carbon cycle studies with open source geospatial tools, Nancy H. F. French, Tyler Erickson, and Donald McKenzie

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Remote sensing-based object-orientated approach to determine frozen lake condition, Liza K. Jenkins

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Effects of soil moisture and water depth on ERS SAR backscatter measurements from an Alaskan wetland complex, Eric S. Kasischke, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Allison R. Rober, Kevin H. Wyatt, James M. Waddington, and Merritt R. Turetsky

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Multi-temporal coastal change analysis program (C-CAP) land cover products for assessment of geospatial wetland distribution in Michigan, Benjamin W. Koziol, Nancy H. F. French, Colin Neil Brooks, and Michael G. Billmire

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Further steps towards a chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, and suspended mineral remote sensing algorithm for all laurential Great Lakes., Robert A. Shuchman, G. A. Leshkevish, C. R. Hatt, D. V. Pozdnyakov, A. D. Korosov, and Edward G. Josberger

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Synergistic approach to measuring lake properties using satellite and in-situ remote sensing, Robert A. Shuchman, Guy Meadows, Liza K. Jenkins, Chuck Hatt, and John F. Payne

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An analysis of coded aperture acquisition and reconstruction using multi-frame code sequences for relaxed optical design constraints, J Webster Stayman, Nikola Subotic, and William Buller

Submissions from 2008

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Monitoring fuel moisture and improving the prediction of wildfire potential in boreal Alaska with satellite C-band imaging radar, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Kevin Riordan, and Gordon Garwood

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Remotely monitoring Great Lakes coastal wetlands with mutli-temporal SAR, and mutli-spectral data, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Kevin Riordan, Nicole Miller, Mitch Nowels, and Richard B. Powell

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The connection between land use / land cover and water quality in the agricultural Upper Tiffin River watershed of Southeastern Michigan, Colin Neil Brooks

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Transportation planning research with integrated remote sensing and GIS, Colin Neil Brooks, Eric Keefauver, Richard B. Powell, Robert A. Shuchman, and Benjamin W. Koziol

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Sleep stage dynamics in fibromyalgia patients and controls, Joseph W. Burns, Leslie J. Crofford, and Ronald D. Chervin

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Comparisons of visual and automated analysis of esophageal pressures during polysomnography, Joseph W. Burns, Raman K. Malhotra, and Ronald D. Chervin

Sleep stage dynamics differ between children with and without obstructive sleep apnea, Joseph W. Burns, J. L. Wiebelhaus, D. L. Ruzicka, and R. D. Chervin

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Respiratory cycle-related EEG changes during sleep reflect esophageal pressures, Ronald D. Chervin, Raman K. Malhotra, and Joseph W. Burns

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Modern methods for web distribution of geographic datasets, Tyler Erickson

Water resource characterization and remote sensing data analysis using geostatistical techniques, Tyler Erickson

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Assessment of biomass consumption variability in forest fires using satellite remote sensing, Nancy H. F. French

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Using Landsat data to assess fire and burn severity in the North American boreal forest region: an overview and summary of results, Nancy H. F. French, Eric S. Kasischke, Ronald J. Hall, Karen A. Murphy, David L. Verbyla, Elizabeth E. Hoy, and Jennifer L. Allen

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Measurement of the mutual coherence function of an incoherent infrared field with a gold nano-wire dipole antenna array, Christopher Middlebrook, Michael Roggemann, Glenn Boreman, Nikola Subotic, Kyle Cooper, William Buller, Weidong Yang, and Javier Alda

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A multi-scale decision support system for the analysis of the effects of USDA NRCS conservation programs in Michigan, Richard B. Powell, Nancy H. F. French, Colin Neil Brooks, Michael G. Billmire, and V. Anderson

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Parametric reconstruction of internal building structures via canonical scattering mechanisms, Nikola S. Subotic, Eric Keydel, Joseph W. Burns, Andrew Morgan, Kyle Cooper, Brian T. Thelen, Brian Wilson, Wayne Williams, Sean McCarty, Bernard Lampe, Bryan Mosher, and Duane Setterdahl

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Distributed RADAR waveform design based on compressive sensing considerations, Nikola Subotic, Brian Thelen, Kyle Cooper, William T. Buller, Jason Parker, James Browning, and Howard Beyer

Sleep Dynamics, Airway Inflammation and Obstruction in Asthma Patients with Symptoms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SBD), M. Teodorescu, Joseph W. Burns, M. J. Coffey, P. Mancuso, W. F. Bria, F. B. Consens, D. L. Ruzicka, and R. D. Chervin

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Overcoming turbulence-induced space-variant blur by using phase-diverse speckle, Brian J. Thelen, Richard G. Paxman, David A. Carrara, and John H. Seldin

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The IR antenna pair coupled sensor element and its potential application in wavefront sensing, Weidong Yang, Michael C. Roggemann, Kyle Cooper, William Buller, Nikola Subotic, Christopher Middlebrook, and Glen D. Boreman

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Potential application of micro-bolometer coupled antenna-pairs in beam synthesis, Weidong Yang, Michael C. Roggemann, Christopher Middlebrook, Nikola S. Subotic, William T. Buller, and Kyle Cooper

Submissions from 2007

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Improving the prediction of wildfire potential in boreal Alaska with satellite imaging radar, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Gordon Garwood, Kevin Riordan, Brad Cella, Sharon Alden, Mary Kwart, and Karen Murphy

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Remote monitoring of spatial and temporal surface soil moisture in fire disturbed boreal forest ecosystems with ERS SAR imagery, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Eric S. Kasischke, K. Riordan, S. Brunzell, M. Nolan, E. Hyer, J. Slawski, M. Medvecz, T. Walters, and S. Ames

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EMG variance during polysomnography as an assessment for REM sleep behavior disorder, Joseph W. Burns, Flavia B. Consens, Roderick J. Little, Karen J. Angell, Sid Gilman, and Ronald D. Chervin

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What's going on out there? Using geoserver for analysis of spatio-temporal environmental data, Tyler A. Erickson and Pete Giencke

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Variability in fuel consumption in fire-effected boreal and western North American forest regions, Nancy H. F. French, B. W. Koziol, R. B. Powell, and L. Spaete

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Assessing spatial and temporal variations in surface soil moisture in fire-disturbed black spruce forests in Interior Alaska using spaceborne synthetic aperture radar imagery — Implications for post-fire tree recruitment, Eric S. Kasischke, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, and Jill F. Johnstone

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Geostatistical modeling of forest fire severity, Ben W. Koziol and Nancy H. F. French

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Phase-diverse adaptive optics for future telescopes, Richard. G. Paxman, Brian Thelen, Ryan J. Murphy, Kurt W. Gleichman, and James A. Georges III

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Overview of remote sensing and GIS activities on the North Slope, Robert A. Shuchman

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Automated lagrangian water-quality assessment system (ALWAS) measurements of North Slope lakes and the Bering Glacier, Alaska, Robert A. Shuchman, Guy Meadows, John Payne, and Liza K. Jenkins

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Climate-induced boreal forest change: Predictions versus current observations, Amber J. Soja, Nadezda M. Tchebakova, Nancy H.F. French, Michael D. Flannigan, Herman H. Shugart, Brian J. Stocks, Anatoly I. Sukhinin, E. I. Parfenova, F. Stuart Champin III, and Paul. W. Stackhouse Jr.

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Size and shape comparisons from noisy, unlabeled, incomplete configurations of landmarks in three-dimensional space, Mark Stuff, Suman Balasubramanian, Ying Wai Fan, Yuen Yick Kwan, Josef Aaron Sifuentes, Jinlong Ye, and Weifeng Zhi

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System models of IR diffractive optical systems based on a coherence theroretic framework, Nikola Subotic, M. Eismann, Chris Roussi, J. Meola, and Benjamin W. Koziol

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Conditional and constrained joint optimization of RADAR waveforms, Nikola S. Subotic, Kyle Cooper, and P. Zulch

Submissions from 2006

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Assessing the potential for wildfire using ERS-2 SAR imagery, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Gordon Garwood, K Riordan, Brad Cella, Sharon Alden, Mary Kwart, and Karen Murphy

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Measurement and modeling mutual capacitance of electrical wiring and humans, William Buller and Brian Wilson