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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Remote Assessment of Senescent Grassland Landscapes

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3064-21310-002-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2013
End Date: Jan 31, 2015

The goal of this project is to produce and validate a map derived from Operational Land Imager (OLI) data depicting post-senescence grassland structure at the Grand River National Grassland (GRNG) in South Dakota. To do so, it is necessary to acquire, calibrate, model, and map Landsat VIII imagery using the grassland assessment method previously developed at GRNG.

This project will model and map calibrated Landsat VIII imagery using field and polygon data over the entire GRNG. Specific activities involve OLI data acquisition and processing, spectral data analysis, and map production in paper and electronic forms.

Last Modified: 11/28/2015
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