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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Martha Anderson

Research Physical Scientist

 photo of Martha Anderson Martha Anderson, Ph.D.
Research Physical Scientist
USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
104 Bldg. 007, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
Voice: (301) 504-6616
Fax: (301) 504-8931


Research Interests: (click here to see a list of current research projects)

  • Water, energy and carbon flux mapping at field to continental scales using thermal remote sensing.
  • Drought monitoring and early detection based on land-surface temperature signals.
  • Remote sensing of soil moisture for assimilation into hydrologic and meteorological models.
  • Effects of landscape heterogeneity on land-atmosphere interactions.
  • Multi-sensor data fusion to improve spatiotemporal sampling in satellite retrievals.


  • 1987 B.A. (Physics) Carleton College, Northfield, MN USA.
  • 1993 Ph.D. (Astrophysics) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA.

Professional Experience:

  • 1995 - 1997: Postgraduate Researcher for Dr. John Norman, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1997 - 1999: Associate Researcher, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1999 - 2005: Assistant Scientist, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 2003 - 2005: Assistant Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 2005 - Present: Research Physical Scientist, Agricultural Research Service, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, MD.


  • 2000 - 2004: Co-I of a 4 year $580,000 research grant from NASA's Pathfinder Data Set and Associated Science Program entitled "Monitoring and Modeling of Land-Surface Energy and Water Fluxes using an Enhanced Pathfinder Database".
  • 2000 - 2004: Co-I of a 4-year $480,000 research grant from NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program entitled "Monitoring and Modeling of Land-Surface Energy and Water Fluxes using Remote Sensing and In-Situ Data".
  • 2004 - 2007: Co-I of a 3-year $680,000 research grant from NASA's Office of Earth Science entitled "Accounting for Effects of Subpixel Surface Variability on Regional Flux Estimation Using Large Eddy Simulation with Terra and Aqua Sensors").
  • 2004 - 2007: PI of a 3 year $670,000 research grant from NASA's Office of Earth Science entitled "Multi-scale Remote Assessment of Land-surface Hydrologic Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Stressors - A Case Study Evaluation in the Florida Everglades".
  • 2006 - 2009: Co-I for 3 year $360,000 research grant from NASA entitled "Monitoring Root-Zone Soil Moisture via Multi-Frequency Remote Sensing of Surface Soil Moisture and Evaporation".

Professional Service:

  • Member of the American Meteorological Society Scientific and Technology Activities Committee for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

Selected Publications: (please contact the author to determine reprint availability)

(view author's publications/interpretive summaries/technical abstracts since 1999)

Fomalont, E.B., Kellermann, K.I., Anderson, M.C., Weistrop, D., Wall, J.V., Windhorst, R.A. and Kristian, J.A.  New limits to fluctuations in the cosmic background radiation at 4.86 GHz between 12 and 60 arcsecond resolution.  Astronomical J. 96: 1187-1191.  1988.

Rudnick, L. and Anderson, M.C.  Flow patterns in radio hot spots: A study of 3C 33 North.  Astrophysical J. 355: 427-435.  1990.

Anderson, M.C., Rudnick, L., Leppik, P., Perley, R., and Braun, R.  Relativistic electron populations in Cassiopeia A.   Astrophysical J. 373: 146-157.  1991.

Anderson, M.C. and Rudnick, L.  Spatial spectral index variations in galactic shell supernova remnants G39.2-0.3 and G41.1-0.3.  Astrophysical J. 408: 514-529.  1993.

Katz-Stone, D.M., Rudnick, L., and Anderson, M.C.  Determining the shape of spectra in extended radio sources.  Astrophysical J. 407: 549-555.  1993.

Rudnick, L., Katz-Stone, D.M., Anderson, M.C.  Do relativistic electrons either gain or lose energy outside of extragalactic nuclei?  Astrophysical J. Supp. Series. 90: 955-958. 1994.

Anderson, M.C., Jones, T.W., Rudnick, L., Tregillis, I.L., and Kang, H.S.  The dynamical and radiative evolution of clumpy supernova ejecta.  Astrophysical J. 421: L31-34.  1994.

Anderson, M.C., Keohane, J.W., and Rudnick, L.  The polarization and depolarization of radio emission from supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.  Astrophysical J. 441: 300-306.  1995.

Anderson, M.C. and Rudnick, L.  The deceleration powering of synchrotron emission from ejecta components in supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.  Astrophysical J. 441: 307-333. 1995.

Anderson, M.C. and Rudnick, L.  Sites of relativistic particle acceleration in supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.  Astrophysical J. 456: 234-249.  1996.

Keohane, J.W., Rudnick, L., and Anderson, M.C.  A comparison of x-ray and radio emission from the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.  Astrophysical J. 466: 309-316.  1996.

Rudnick, L., Koralesky, B., Butenhoff, C., Anderson, M.C., Keohane, J., and Perley, R.  Cas A – The movie.  Bull. Amer. Astronomical Soc. 28: 947.  1996.

Mecikalski, J.R., Diak, G.R., Norman, J.M., and Anderson, M.C.  Estimation of regional-scale land-surface sensible heating using shelter-level measurements of atmospheric temperature combined with analyses of upper-air data.  Agric. For. Meteor. 88: 101-110. 1997.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Diak, G.R., Kustas, W.P., and Mecikalski, J.R.  A two-source time-integrated model for estimating surface fluxes using thermal infrared remote sensing.  Remote Sens. Environ.  60: 195-216.  1997.

Diak, G.R., Anderson, M.C., Bland, W.L., Norman, J.M., Mecikalski, J.M., and Aune, R.M. Agricultural management decision aids driven by real-time satellite data.   Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 79: 1345-1355.  1998.

Mecikalski, J.M., Diak, G.R., Anderson, M.C., and Norman, J.M.  Estimating fluxes on continental scales using remotely-sensed data in an atmosphere-land exchange model.  J. Applied Meteorol. 38: 1352-1369.  1999.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Meyers, T.P., and Diak, G.R.  An analytical model for estimating canopy transpiration and carbon assimilation fluxes based on canopy light-use efficiency.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 101: 265-289.  2000.

Diak, G.R., Bland, W.L., Mecikalski, J.R., and Anderson, M.C.  Satellite-based estimates of longwave radiation for agricultural applications.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 103: 349-355.  2000.

Anderson, M.C., Bland, W.L., Norman, J.M., and Diak, G.R.  Canopy wetness and humidity prediction using satellite and synoptic-scale meteorological observations.  Plant Disease. 85: 1018-1026.  2001.

Jacobs, J.M., Meyers, D.A., Anderson, M.C., and Diak, G.R.  GOES surface insolation to estimate wetlands evapotranspiration.  J. of Hydrology. 255: 53-65.  2002.

Kustas, W.P., Norman, J.M., Anderson, M.C., and French, A.N.  Estimating subpixel surface temperatures and energy fluxes from the vegetation index-radiometric temperature relationship.  Remote Sens. Environ. 85: 429-440.  2003.

Diak, G.R., Mecikalski, J.R., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Kustas, W.P., Torn, R.D., and DeWolf, R.L.  Estimating land-surface energy budgets from space: Review and current efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and USDA-ARS.  Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. 85: 65-78.  2004.

French, A.N., Norman, J.M., and Anderson, M.C.  A simple and fast atmospheric correction for spaceborne remote sensing of surface temperature.  Remote Sens. Environ. 87: 326-333.  2003.

Norman, J.M., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., French, A.N., Mecikalski, J.R., Torn, R.D., Diak, G.R., Schmugge, T.J., and Tanner, B.C.W.  Remote sensing of surface energy fluxes at 101-m pixel resolutions.  Water Resour. Res. 39: doi:10.1029/2002WR001775.  2003.

Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., and Norman, J.M.  Upscaling and downscaling - a regional view of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.  Agron. J. 95: 1408-1423.  2003.

Kustas, W.P., Jackson, T.J., Prueger, J.H., Hatfield, J.L., and Anderson, M.C.  Remote sensing field experiments evaluate retrieval algorithms and land-atmosphere modeling.  EOS, Trans. American Geophys. Union 84(45): 485-493.  2003.

Anderson, M.C., Neale, C.M.U., Li, F., Norman, J.M., Kustas, W.P., Jayanthi, H., and Chavez, J.  Upscaling ground observations of vegetation water content, canopy height, and leaf area index during SMEX02 using aircraft and Landsat imagery.  Remote Sens. Environ. 92: 447-464.  2004.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Mecikalski, J.R., Torn, R.D., Kustas, W.P., and Basara, J.B.  A multi-scale remote sensing model for disaggregating regional fluxes to micrometeorological scales.  J.  Hydrometeor. 5: 343-363.  2004.

Jacobs, J.M., Anderson, M.C., Friess, L.C., and Diak, G.R.  Solar radiation, longwave radiation and emergent wetland evapotranspiration estimates from satellite data in Florida, USA.  Hydro. Sci. J.  2004.

Jackson, T.J., Chen, D., Cosh, M.H., Li, F., Anderson, M.C., Walthall, C., Doraiswamy, P., and Hunt, E.R.  Vegetation water content mapping using Landsat data derived normalized difference water index for corn and soybeans.  Remote Sens. Environ. 92: 475-482.  2004.

Walthall, C., Dulaney, W., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Fang, H., and Liang, S.  A comparison of empirical and neural network approaches for estimating corn and soybean leaf area index from Landsat ETM+ imagery.  Remote Sens. Environ. 92: 465-474.  2004.

Otkin, J.A., Anderson, M.C., Mecikalski, J.R., and Diak, G.R.  Validation of GOES-based insolation estimates using data from the United States Climate Reference Network.  J. Hydromet. 6: 460-475.  2005.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Kustas, W.P., Li, F., Prueger, J.H., and Mecikalski, J.M.  Effects of vegetation clumping on two-source model estimates of surface energy fluxes from an agricultural landscape during SMACEX.  J. Hydrometeorol. 6: 892-909.  2005.

French, A.N., Jacob, F., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Timmermans, W., Gieske, A., Su, Z., Su, H., McCabe, M.F., Li, F., Prueger, J., and Brunsell, N.  Surface energy fluxes with the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER) at the Iowa 2002 SMACEX site (USA).  Remote Sens. Environ. 99: 55-65.  2005.

Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., French, A.N., and Vickers, D.  Using a remote sensing field experiment to investigate flux footprint relations and flux sampling distributions for tower and aircraft-based observations.  Adv. Water Res. 29: 355-368.  2006.

Li, F., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., and Prueger, J.  Comparing the utility of microwave and thermal remote-sensing constraints in two-source energy balance modeling over an agricultural landscape.  Remote Sens. Environ. 101: 315-328.  2006.

Hornbuckle, B.K., England, A.W., Anderson, M.C., and Viner, B.J.  The effect of free water in a maize canopy on microwave emission at 1.4 GHz.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 138: 180-191.  2006.

Krajewski, W.F., Anderson, M.C., Eichinger, W.E., Entekhabi, D., Hornbuckle, B.K., Houser, P.R., Katul, G.G., Kustas, W.P., Norman, J.M., Parlange, M.B., Peters-Liddard, C., and Wood, E.F.  A remote sensing observatory for hydrologic sciences: A genesis for scaling to continental hydrology. Water Resourc. Res. 42: doi:10.1029/2005WR004435.  2006.

Bertoldi, G., Albertson, J.D., Kustas, W.P., Li, F., and Anderson, M.C.  On the opposing roles of air temperature and wind speed variability in flux estimation from remotely sensed land surface states.  Water Resour. Res. 43: W10433, doi:10410.11029/12007WR005911.  2007.

Hornbuckle, B.K., England, A.W., and Anderson, M.C.  The effect of intercepted precipitation on the microwave emission of maize at 1.4 GHz.  IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sensing. 45: 1988-1995.  2007.

Timmermans, W.J., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., and French, A.N.  An intercomparison of the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) and the Two-Source Energy Balance (TSEB) modeling schemes.  Remote Sens. Environ. 108: 369-384.  2007.

Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Li, F., and Neale, C.M.U.  A vegetation index based technique for spatial sharpening of thermal imagery.  Remote Sens. Environ. 107: 545-558.  2007.

Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Li, F., and Colaizzi, P.D.  Utility of thermal sharpening over Texas High Plains irrigated agricultural fields.  J. Geophys. Res. 112: D19110, doi:19110.11029/12007JD008407.  2007.

Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., and Norman, J.M.  Upscaling flux observations from local to continental scales using thermal remote sensing.  Agron. J. 99: 240-254.  2007.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Mecikalski, J.R., Otkin, J.A., and Kustas, W.P.  A climatological study of evapotranspiration and moisture stress across the continental U.S. based on thermal remote sensing: 1. Model formulation.  J. Geophys. Res.: 112, D10117, doi:10110.11029/12006JD007506.  2007.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Mecikalski, J.R., Otkin, J.A., and Kustas, W.P.  A climatological study of evapotranspiration and moisture stress across the continental U.S. based on thermal remote sensing: 2. Surface moisture climatology.  J. Geophys. Res.: 112, D11112, doi:11110.11029/12006JD007507.  2007.

Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., and Li, F.  Utility of radiometric-aerodynamic temperature relations for heat flux estimation.  Bound.-Layer Meteor. 122: 167-187.  2007.

Li, F., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Prueger, J.H., and Scott, R.L.  Effect of remote sensing spatial resolution on interpreting tower-based flux observations.  Remote Sens. Environ. 112: 337-349.  2008.

Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Li, F., and Colaizzi, P.D.  Utility of thermal image sharpening for monitoring field-scale evapotranspiration over rainfed and irrigated agricultural regions.  J. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35: doi:10.1029/2007GL032195.  2008.

Sanchez, J., Kustas, W.P., Caselles, V., and Anderson, M.C.  Modelling surface energy fluxes over maize using a two-source patch model and radiometric soil and canopy temperature observations. Remote Sens. of Environ. 112: 1130-1143.  2008.

Anderson, M.C., and Kustas, W.P.  Thermal remote sensing of drought and evapotranspiration.  Feature article in Eos, Trans. AGU. 89: 233-234.  2008.

Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Kustas, W.P., Houborg, R., Starks, P.J., and Agam, N.  A thermal-based remote sensing technique for routine mapping of land-surface carbon, water and energy fluxes from field to regional scales.  Remote Sens. Environ. 112: 4227-4241.  2008.

Houborg, R., Anderson, M.C., and Daughtry, C.S.T.  Utility of an image-based canopy reflectance modeling tool for remote estimation of LAI and leaf chlorophyll at the field scale.  Remote Sens. Environ. 113: 259-274.  2009.

Kabela, E.D., Hornbuckle, B.K., Cosh, M.H., Anderson, M.C., and Gleason, M.L.  Dew frequency, duration, amount, and distribution in corn and soybean during SMEX05.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 149: 11-24.  2009.

Hain, C.R., Mecikalski, J.R., and Anderson, M.C.  Retrieval of an available water-based soil moisture proxy from thermal infrared remote sensing. Part I: Methodology and validation.  J. Hydrometeorology. 10: 665-683.  2009.

Karnieli, A., Agam, N., Pinker, R.T., Anderson, M.C., Imhoff, M.L., Gutman, G.G., Panov, N., and Goldberg, A.  Use of NDVI and land surface temperature for drought assessment: merits and limitations.  In press J. Climate.  2009.

Houborg, R., and Anderson, M.C.  Utility of an image-based canopy reflectance modeling tool for remote estimation of LAI and leaf chlorophyll content at regional scales.  J. Appl. Remote Sensing. 3, 033529.  2009.

Houborg, R., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Wilson, T., and Meyers, T.  Intercomparison of 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' modeling paradigm for estimating carbon and energy fluxes over a variety of vegetative regimes across the U.S.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 149: 2162-2182.  2009.

Lang, M.W., McCarty, G.W., and Anderson, M.C. Wetland Hydrology at a Watershed Scale:  Dynamic Information for Adaptive Management.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.  63: 49. 2008.

Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Colaizzi, P.D., Howell, T.A., and Prueger, J.H.  Application of the Priestley-Taylor approach in a two-source modeling scheme.  J. Hydrometeorology.  11: 185-198. 2009.

Welles, J. M., and Anderson, M. C.  Historical overview of John M. Norman's involvement in the development of several key instruments for biophysical measurement.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 149: 2064-2070.  2009.

Kustas, W. P., and Anderson, M. C.  Advances in thermal infrared remote sensing for land surface modeling, Agric. For. Meteorol.  149: 2071-2081.  2009.

Choi, M., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Allen, R.G., Li, F., and Kjaersgaard, J.H.  An intercomparison of three remote sensing-based surface energy balance algorithms over a corn and soybean production region (Iowa, U.S.) during SMACEX.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 149: 2082-2097.  2009.

Gonzalez-Dugo, M.P., Neale, C.M.U., Mateos, L., Kustas, W.P., Prueger, J.H., Anderson, M.C., and Li, F.  A comparison of operational remote sensing-based models for estimating crop evapotranspiration.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 149: 1843-1853.  2009.

Colaizzi, P.D., O'Shaughnessy, S.A., Gowda, P.H., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Evett, S.R., and Howell, T.A. Radiometer footprint model to estimate sunlit and shaded components for row crops. Agron. J. 102: 942-955. 2010.

Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., Ciraolo, G., D'Urso, G., Kustas, W.P., La Loggia, G., and Minacapilli, M. The impact of in-canopy wind profile formulations on heat flux estimation in an open orchard canopy using the remote sensing-based two-source model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 14: 2643-2659. 2010.

Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Norman, J.M., Hain, C.R., Mecikalski, J.R., Schultz, L., Gonzalez-Dugo, M.P., Cammalleri, C., d'Urso, G., Pimstein, A., and Gao, F. Mapping daily evapotranspiration at field to continental scales using geostationary and polar orbiting satellite imagery. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 15: 223-239. 2011.

Houborg, R., Anderson, M.C., Daughtry, C.S.T., Kustas, W.P., and Rodell, M. Using leaf chlorophyll to parameterize light-use-efficiency within a thermal-based carbon, water and energy exchange model. Remote Sens. Environ. 115: 1694-1705. 2011.

Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., Wardlow, B., Mecikalski, J.R., and Kustas, W.P. Evaluation of drought indices based on thermal remote sensing of evapotranspiration over the continental U.S. J. Climate. 24: 2025-2044. 2011.

Brunsell, N., and Anderson, M.C. Characterizing the multi-scale spatial structure of remotely sensed evapotranspiration with information theory. Biogeosciences. 8: 2269-2280. 2011.

Brunsell, N., Mechem, D.B., and Anderson, M.C. Surface heterogeneity impacts on boundary layer dynamics via energy balance partitioning. Atmos. Chem. and Physics. 11: 3403-3416. 2011.

Hain, C.R., Crow, W.T., Mecikalski, J.R., Anderson, M.C., and Holmes, T. An intercomparison of available soil moisture estimates from thermal-infrared and passive microwave remote sensing and land-surface modeling. J Geophys. Res. 116, D15107, DOI: 10.1029/2011JD015633. 2011.

Tang, R., Li, Z.-L., Jia, Y., Li, C., Sun, X., Kustas, W.P., and Anderson, M.C. An intercomparison of three remote sensing-based energy balance models using Large Aperture Scintillometer measurements over a wheat-corn production region. Remote Sens. Environ. 115: 3187-3202. 2011.

Anderson, M.C., Allen, R.G., Morse, A., and Kustas, W.P. Use of Landsat thermal imagery in monitoring evapotranspiration and managing water resources. Remote Sens. Environ. 122: 50-65. 2012.

Anderson, W.B., Zaitchik, B.F., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., Yilmaz, M.T., Mecikalski, J.R., and Schultz, L. Towards an integrated soil moisture drought monitor for East Africa. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16: 2893-2913. 2012.

Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Alfieri, J.G., Hain, C.R., Prueger, J.H., Evett, S.R., Colaizzi, P.D., Howell, T.A., and Chavez, J.L. Mapping daily evapotranspiration at Landsat spatial scales during the BEAREX'08 field campaign. Adv. Water Resour. 50: 162-177. 2012.

Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., Ciraolo, G., D'Urso, G., Kustas, W.P., La Loggia, G., and Minacapilli, M. Applications of a remote sensing-based two-source energy balance algorithm for mapping surface fluxes without in situ air temperature observations. Remote Sensing of Environment. 124: 502-515. 2012.

Kustas, W.P., Alfieri, J.G., Anderson, M.C., Colaizzi, P.D., Prueger, J.H., Neale, C.M.U., French, A.N., Hipps, L.E., Chavez, J.L., Copeland, K.S., and Howell, T.A. Evaluating the two-source energy balance model using local thermal and surface flux observations in a strongly advective irrigated agricultural area. Adv. Water Resour. 50: 120-133. 2012.

Zaitchik, B.F., Simane, B., Habib, S., Anderson, M.C., Ozdogan, M., and Foltz, J.D. Building climate resilience in the Blue Nile/Abay Highlands: A role for Earth System Sciences. Int. J. Envir. Research and Public Health. 9: 435-461. 2012.

Yilmaz, M.T., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., and Hain, C.R. An objective methodology for merging satellite and model-based soil moisture products. Water Resources Res. 48: W11502. 2012.

Hain, C.R., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., and Mecikalski, J.R. Developing a dual assimilation approach for thermal infrared and passive microwave soil moisture retrievals. Water Resources Res. 48, W11517, DOI: 10.1029/2011WR011268. 2012.

Colaizzi, P.D., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Gowda, P.H., O'Shaughnessy, S.A., Howell, T.A., and Evett, S.R. Two-source energy balance model estimates of evapotranspiration using component and composite surface temperatures. Adv. Water Resour. 50: 134-151. 2012.

Colaizzi, P.D., Evett, S.R., Howell, T.A., Li, F., Kustas, W.P., and Anderson, M.C. Radiation model for row crops: I. Geometric view factors and parameter optimization. Agron. J. 104: 225-240. 2012.

Gao, F., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., and Wang, Y. A simple method for retrieving Leaf Area Index from Landsat using MODIS LAI products as reference. J. Appl. Remote Sensing. 6: DOI: 10.1117/.JRS.1116.063554. 2012.

Gao, F., Kustas, W.P., and Anderson, M.C. A data mining approach for sharpening thermal satellite imagery over land. Remote Sensing. 4: 3287-3319. 2012.

Wilson, T., Meyers, T., Kochendorfer, J., Anderson, M.C., and Heuer, M. The effect of soil surface litter residue on energy and carbon fluxes in a deciduous forest. Agric. For. Meteorol. 161: 134-147. 2012.

Prueger, J.H., Alfieri, J.G., Hipps, L.E., Kustas, W.P., Chavez, J.L., Evett, S.R., Anderson, M.C., French, A.N., Neale, C.M.U., McKee, L.G., Hatfield, J.L., Howell, T.A., and Agam, N. Patch scale turbulence over dryland and irrigated surfaces in a semi-arid landscape under advective conditions during BEAREX08. Advances in Water Resources. 50: 106-119. 2012.

Evett, S.R., Kustas, W.P., Gowda, P.H., Anderson, M.C., Prueger, J.H., and Howell, T.A. Overview of the Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote sensing EXperiment 2008 (BEAREX08): A field experiment evaluating methods quantifying ET at multiple scales. Adv. Water Resour. 50: 4-19. 2012.

Colaizzi, P.D., Evett, S.R., Howell, T.A., Gowda, P.H., O'Shaughnessy, S.A., Tolk, J.A., Kustas, W.P., and Anderson, M.C. Two-source energy balance model: Refinements and lysimeter tests in the southern high plains  Trans ASABE. 55: 551-562. 2012.

Cristobal, J., and Anderson, M.C. Validation of a Meteosat Second Generation solar radiation dataset over the northeastern Iberian Peninsula. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 17: 163-175. 2013.

Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., Gao, F., Hain, C.R., and Kustas, W.P. A data fusion approach for mapping daily evapotranspiration at field scale. Water Resources Res. 49: 1-15, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20349. 2013.

Choi, M., Jacobs, J., Anderson, M.C., and Bosch, D. Evaluation of drought indices via remotely sensed data with hydrologic variables. J. Hydrol. 476: 265-273. 2013.

Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., Otkin, J.A., Zhan, X., Mo, K.C., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., and Pimstein, A. An intercomparison of drought indicators based on thermal remote sensing and NLDAS-2 simulations with U.S. Drought Monitor classifications. J. Hydrometeorology. 14: 1035-1056. 2013.

Mishra, V., Cruise, J.F., Mecikalski, J.R., Hain, C.R., and Anderson, M.C. A remote-sensing driven tool for estimating crop stress and yields. J. Remote Sensing. 5: 3331-3356. 2013.

Parinussa, R.M., Yilmaz, M.T., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., and de Jeu, R.A.M. An intercomparison of remotely sensed soil moisture products at various spatial scales over the Iberian Peninsula. J. of Hydrologic Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9975. 2013.

Guzinski, R., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Nieto, H., and Sandholt, I. Using a thermal-based two source energy balance model with time-differencing to estimate surface energy fluxes with day-night MODIS observations. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 17: 2809-2825. 2013.

Otkin, J.A., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., Mladenova, I.E., Basara, J.B., and Svoboda, M. Examining rapid onset drought development using the thermal infrared based Evaporative Stress Index. J. Hydrometeorology. 14: 1057-1074. 2013.

Roy, D.P., Wulder, M.A., Loveland, T.R., Woodcock, C.E., Allen, R.G., Anderson, M.C., Helder, D., Irons, J.R., Johnson, D.M., Kennedy, R., Scambos, T.A., Schaaf, C.B., Schott, J.R., Sheng, Y., Vermote, E., Belward, A.S., Bindschadler, R., Cohen, W.B., Gao, F., Hipple, J.D., Hostert, P., Huntington, J., Justice, C.O., Kilic, A., Kovalsky, V., Lee, Z.P., Lymburner, L., Masek, J., McCorkel, J., Shuai, Y., Trezza, R., Wynne, R.H., and Zhu, Z. Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research. Remote Sens. Environ. 145: 154-172. 2014.

Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., Gao, F.H., C.R., and Kustas, W.P. Mapping daily evapotranspiration at field scales over rainfed and irrigated agricultural areas using remote sensing data fusion. Agric. For. Meteorol. 186: 1-11. 2014.

Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., and Kustas, W.P. Upscaling of evapotranspiration fluxes from instantaneous to daytime scales for thermal remote sensing applications. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18: 1885-1894. 2014.

Colaizzi, P.D., Agam, N., Tolk, J.A., Evett, S.R., Howell, T.A., Gowda, P.H., O'Shaughnessy, S.A., Kustas, W.P., and Anderson, M.C. Two-source energy balance model to calculate E, T, and ET: Comparison of priestley-taylor and penman-monteith formulations and two time scaling methods. Trans ASABE. 57: 479-498. 2014.

Yilmaz, M.T., Anderson, M.C., Zaitchik, B.F., Hain, C.R., Crow, W.T., Ozdogan, M., and Chung, J.A. Comparison of prognostic and diagnostic surface flux modeling approaches over the Nile River Basin. Water Resour. Res. 50: 386-408. 2014.

Kongoli, C., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Norman, J.M., Alfieri, J.G., Flerchinger, G.N., and Marks, D. Evaluation of a two-source snow-vegetation energy balance model for estimating surface energy fluxes in a rangeland ecosystem. J. Hydrometeorology. 15: 143-158. 2014.

Otkin, J.A., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., and Svoboda, M. Examining the relationship between drought development and rapid changes in the Evaporative Stress Index. Journal of Hydrometeorology. DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-13-0110.1. 2014.

Holmes, T., Crow, W.T., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., and Kustas, W.P. Diurnal temperature cycle as observed by thermal infrared and microwave radiometers. Remote Sens. Environ. 158: 110-125. 2014.

Hain, C.R., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., and Yilmaz, M.T. Diagnosing neglected moisture source/sink processes with a thermal infrared-based Two-Source Energy Balance model. J. Hydrometeorology. 16: 1070-1086. 2015.

Reuter, D., Richardson, C., Pellerano, F., Irons, J.R., Allen, R.G., Anderson, M.C., Jhabvala, M., Lunsford, A., Montanaro, M., Smith, R., Tesfaye, Z., and Thome, K. The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8: design overview and pre-launch characterization. Remote Sensing. 7: 1135-1153. 2015.

AghaKouchak, A., Farahmand, A., Melton, F.S., Teixeira, J., Anderson, M.C., Wardlow, B., and Hain, C.R. Remote sensing of drought: Progress, challenges and opportunities. Reviews of Geophysics: doi:10.1002/2014RG000456. 2015.

Crow, W.T., Lei, F., Hain, C., Anderson, M.C., Scott, R.L., Billesbach, D., and Arkebauer, T. Robust estimates of soil moisture and latent heat flux coupling strength obtained from triple collocation. Geophysical Research Letters. 42: 8415-8423. 2015.

Han, E., Crow, W.T., Hain, C.R., and Anderson, M.C. On the use of a water balance to evaluate interannual terrestrial ET variability. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 16: 1102-1108. 2015.

Gao, F., Hilker, T., Zhu, X., Anderson, M.C., Masek, J., Wang, P., and Yang, Y. Fusing Landsat and MODIS data for vegetation monitoring. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine. 3: 47-60. 2015.

Otkin, J.A., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., and Svoboda, M. Using temporal changes in drought indices to generate probabilistic drought intensification forecasts. J. Hydrometeorology. 16: 88-105. 2015.

Otkin, J.A., Shafer, M., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., and Basara, J.B. Facilitating the use of drought warning information through interactions with agricultural stakeholders. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. 96: 1073-1078. 2016.

Anderson, M.C., Zolin, C., Hain, C.R., Semmens, K.A., Yilmaz, M.T., and Gao, F. Comparison of satellite-derived LAI and precipitation anomalies over Brazil with a thermal infrared-based Evaporative Stress Index for 2003-2013. J. Hydrol.: 2015.

Anderson, M.C., Zolin, C., Sentelhas, P.C., Hain, C.R., Semmens, K.A., Yilmaz, M.T., Gao, F., Otkin, J.A., and Tetrault, R. The Evaporative Stress Index as an indicator of agricultural drought in Brazil: An assessment based on crop yield impacts. Remote Sens. Environ. 174: 82-99. 2016.

Semmens, K.A., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Gao, F., Alfieri, J.G., McKee, L., Prueger, J.H., Hain, C.R., Cammalleri, C., Yang, Y., Xia, T., Vélez, M., Sanchez, L., and Alsina, M. Monitoring daily evapotranspiration over two California vineyards using Landsat 8 in a multi-sensor data fusion approach. Remote Sens. Environ.: doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.1010.1025. 2015.

Schull, M.A., Anderson, M.C., Houborg, R., Gitelson, A., and Kustas, W.P. Thermal-based modeling of coupled carbon, water and energy fluxes using nominal light use efficiencies constrained by leaf chlorophyll observations. Biogeosciences. 12: 1151-1523. 2015.

Enenkel, M., See, L., Bonifacio, R., Boken, V., Chaney, N., Vinck, P., You, L., Dutra, E., and Anderson, M.C. Drought and food security - Improving decision-support via new technologies and innovative collaboration. Global Food Security. 4: 51-55. 2015.

Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., Jurecka, F., Trnka, M., Hlavinka, P., Dulaney, W., Otkin, J.A., Johnson, D., and Gao, F. Relationships between the Evaporative Stress Index and winter wheat and spring barley yield anomalies in the Czech Republic. Climate Research. 70: 215-230. 2016.

Gao, F., Anderson, M.C., Zhang, X., Yang, Z., Alfieri, J.G., Kustas, W.P., Mueller, R., Johnson, D., and Prueger, J.H. Toward mapping crop progress at field scales through fusion of Landsat and MODIS imagery. Remote Sens. Environ. 188: 9-25. 2016.

Otkin, J.A., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C., Svoboda, M., Johnson, D., Mueller, R., Tadesse, T., Wardlow, B., and Brown, J. Assessing the evolution of soil moisture and vegetation conditions during the 2012 United States flash drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 218-219: 230-242. 2016.

Holmes, T.R.H., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., and Crow, W.T. Cloud tolerance of remote-sensing technologies to measure land surface temperature. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20: 3263-3275. 2016.

Kustas, W.P., Nieto, H., Morillas, L., Anderson, M.C., Alfieri, J.G., Hipps, L.E., Villagarcía, L., Domingo, F., and Garcia, M. Revisiting the paper “Using radiometric surface temperature for surface energy flux estimation in Mediterranean drylands from a two-source perspective”. Remote Sensing of Environment. 184: 645-653. 2016.

Simons, G., Bastiaanssen, W., Ngô, L.A., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., and Senay, G. Integrating global satellite-derived data products as a pre-analysis for hydrological modelling studies: A case study for the Red River Basin. Remote Sensing. 8: Article #9. 2016.

Hobbins, M.T., Wood, A., McEvoy, D.J., Huntington, J.L., Morton, C., Anderson, M.C., and Hain, C. The evaporative demand drought index. Part I: Linking drought evolution to variations in evaporative demand. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 17: 1745-1761. 2016.

McEvoy, D.J., Huntington, J.L., Hobbins, M.T., Wood, A., Morton, C., Anderson, M.C., and Hain, C. The evaporative demand drought index. Part II: CONUS-wide assessment against common drought indicators. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 17: 1763-1779. 2016.

Xia, T., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Alfieri, J.G., Gao, F., McKee, L., Prueger, J.H., Geli, H.M.E., Neale, C.M.U., Sanchez, L., Alsina, M.M., and Wang, Z. Mapping evapotranspiration with high-resolution aircraft imagery over vineyards using one-and two-source modeling schemes. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20: 1523-1545. 2016.

Kumar, S.V., Zaitchik, B.F., Peters-Lidard, C.D., Rodell, M., Reichle, R., Li, B., Jasinski, M., Mocko, D., Getirana, A., De Lannoy, G., Cosh, M.H., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., Arsenault, K.R., Xia, Y., and Ek, M. Assimilation of Gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American land data assimilation system. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 17: 1951-1972. 2016.

Grippa, M., Kergoat, L., Boone, A., Peugot, C., Demarty, J., Cappelaere, B., Gal, L., Heirnaux, P., Mougin, E., Ducharne, A., Dutra, E., Anderson, M.C., and Hain, C.R. Modelling surface runoff and water fluxes over contrasted soils in pastoral Sahel: evaluation of the ALMIP2 land surface models over the Gourma region in Mali. J. Hydrometeorology. 2017. In press.

Alfieri, J.G., Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., and Cammalleri, C. Effect of the revisit interval on the accuracy of remote sensing-based estimates of evapotranspiration at field scales. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 2017. 21: 83-98.

Mladenova, I.E., Bolten, J.D., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C.R., Johnson, D.M., and Mueller, R. Intercomparison of soil moisture, evaporative stress and vegetation indices for estimating corn and soybean yields over the U.S. J. Selected Topics in Applied Earth Obs. and Remote Sensing. 2017. In press.

Yang, Y., Anderson, M.C., Gao, F., Hain, C.R., Semmens, K.A., Kustas, W.P., Normeets, A., Wynne, R.H., Thomas, V.A., and Sun, G. Daily Landsat-scale evapotranspiration estimation over a managed pine plantation in North Carolina, USA using multi-satellite data fusion. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 2017.  In press.


Book Chapters:

J.M. Norman, and M.C. Anderson, "The Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum", in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment (Ed. D. Hillel) (2004).

W.P. Kustas, J.M. Norman, T.J. Schmugge, M.C. Anderson, "Mapping surface energy fluxes with radiometric temperature", in Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processes (Eds. D.A. Quattrochi, J.C. Luvall) (2004).


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