Location: Southwest Watershed Research
Project Number: 5342-12660-005-12
Start Date: Apr 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
1. Software update to output risk ratings. Led by ARS with input from NRCS and others. 2. With assistance from NRCS-provided consultant, utlize additional RHEM validation and data summaries conducted on ecological sites in AZ, NM and UT to add risk-potential output ratings to RHEM. 3. Work with researchers at ARS-Temple, TX and Texas A&M University to incorporate final RHEM code and parameterization, including risk-potential ratings, into APEX and other models if identified. 4. Begin development of an ArcGIS toolbar to estimate woody plant canopy cover values from LandSat imagery.