Multi-Source Land Imaging (MuSLI)

Background

The current focus is to promote and enhance the use of multiple sensor data at high-to-moderate space resolution allowing for more clear-sky observations to study landscape changes over the globe and develop continental and global higher level LCLUC products. The Landsat and ESA Sentinel programs are both providing users free access to their data. This and the availability of two Landsats (-7 and -8), two Sentinel-2 (a and b) and two Sentinel-1 (a and b - radars) all currently in space opens a new era for dense time series research at 10-30m spatial resolution studying forest, agriculture and urban processes with observations every 2-3 days, provided the sky is clear. The Multi-Source Land Imaging (MuSLI) team under the LCLUC program is focused on developing innovative approaches using multiple sensor data for continental and global products. A recent call for MuSLI proposals will result in a new team during fall 2017. There is a plan to coordinate and combine these activities with the new Landsat Science Team that will be formed by USGS in late 2017. 

The Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 harmonized surface reflectance product is well under way. The details regarding this project are available at: https://hls.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Current projects 

Title

PI

Institution

Multisource Imaging of Seasonal Dynamics in Land Surface Phenology

Mark Friedl

Boston University

Integrating Landsat 7, 8 and Sentinel 2 Data in Improving Crop Type Identification and Area E stimation

Matt Hansen

University of Maryland

Operational Algorithms and Products for Near Real Time Maps of Rice Extent and Rice Crop Growth Stage Using Multi - Source Remote Sensing

William Salas

Applied Geosolutions (AGS)

Multi-source imaging of time-serial tree and water cover at continental and global scales

John Townshend

University of Maryland

Towards Near Daily Monitoring of Inundated Areas over
North America through Multi-Source Fusion of Optical and Radar Data

Chengquan Huang

University of Maryland

Multi-source Imaging of Infrastructure and Urban Growth using Landsat, Sentinel and SRTM

Chris Small

Columbia University

Prototyping a Landsat-8 Sentinel-2 global burned area product

David Roy

South Dakota State University

Sentinel-2 Atmospheric correction and ACIX

Eric Vermote

NASA GSFC

NASA MuSLI Harmonized Landsat-8, Sentinel-2 surface reflectance product

Jeff Masek

NASA GSFC

 

Project Presentations

Title Presenter Meeting
Harmonized Landsat/Sentinel-2 (HLS) Update Jeff Masek 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Operational algorithms and products for near real time maps of rice extent and rice crop growth stage using multi-source remote sensing Nathan Torbick 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Atmospheric correction update and ACIX status Eric Vermote 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Towards Near Daily Monitoring of Inundated Areas over North America through Multi-Source Fusion of Optical and Radar Data Chengquan Huang 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Multisource Imaging of Seasonal Dynamics in Land Surface Phenology Mark Friedl 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Sentinel 2 data accessibility and archive for US MuSLI investigators John Dwyer 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Prototyping a Landsat-8 Sentinel-2 global burned area product David Roy 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Multi-source imaging of time-series tree and water cover at continental to global scales Joe Sexton 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Multi-source imaging of infrastructure and urban growth using Landsat, Sentinel and SRTM Chris Small 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Current Achievements of ESA CCI Land Cover and Sentinel-2 for Agriculture projects Francois Waldner 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)
Integrating Landsat 7, 8 and Sentinel 2 data in improving crop type identification and area estimation Xiaopeng Song 2017 LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting (Apr. 12th - 13th) and MuSLI Meeting (April 14th)