Curtis Woodcock Publications

Publication Records on this site range from 2012 to present.
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Zhu, Z.*, Wang, S.*, and Woodcock, C.E. 2014. Improvement and expansion of the Fmask algorithm: cloud, cloud shadow, and snow detection for Landsats 4-7, 8, and Sentinel 2 images. Remote Sensing of Environment, in press. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.014


Olofsson, P., Foody, G. M., Herold, M., Stehman, S. V., WoodcockC. E., and Wulder, M. A. (2014). Good practices for estiamting area and assessing accuracy of land change. Remote Sensing of Environment, 148: 42-57.

Roy DP, Wulder MA, Loveland TR, Woodcock CE, Allen RG, Anderson MC, Helder D, Irons JR, Johnson DM, Kennedy R, Scambos TA, Schaaf CV, Schott JR, Sheng Y, Vermote EF, Belward AS, Bindschadler R, Cohen WB, Gao F, Hipple JD, Hostert P, Huntington J, Justice CO, Kilic A, Kovalskyy V, Lee ZP, Lynburner L, Masek JG, McCorkel MC, Shuai Y, Trezza R, Vogelmann J, Wynne RH, *Zhu Z. (2014) Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research. Remote Sensing of Environment. 145(5): 154-172.

Wang, Z., Schaaf, C.B., Strahler, A.H., Chopping, M.J., Román M.O., Shuai, Y., Woodcock, C.E., Hollinger, D.Y., and D.R. Fitzjarrald, 2014.  Evaluation of MODIS albedo product (MCD43A) over grassland, agriculture and forest surface types during dormant and snow-covered periods, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140:60-77.

Zhu, Z.*, and Woodcock, C.E. 2014. Automated cloud, cloud shadow, and snow detection in multitemporal Landsat data: An algorithm designed specifically for monitoring land cover change. Remote Sensing of the Environment, (152): 217-234.

*Zhu, Z., and C.E. Woodcock, 2014. Continuous Change Detection and Classification of Land Cover Using All Available Landsat Data, Remote Sensing of Environment,  (144):152-171.


Jeon, S.B., *Olofsson, P. and Woodcock, C.E. (2013). Land use change in New England: a reversal of the forest transition, Journal of Land Use Science, DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2012.754962.

*Olofsson, P., Foody, G.M., Stehman, S.V., and C.E. Woodcock, 2013.  Making better use of accuracy data when mapping land change.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 129:122-131.

Fritz, S., et al., (31 authors!), 2013. The need for improved maps of global cropland, Eos, 94(3):31-32.

Xin, Q., *Olofsson, P., *Zhu, Z., Tan, B., and C.E. Woodcock, 2013. Towards near real-time monitoring of forest disturbance by fusion of MODIS and Landsat data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 135:234-247.

Zhao, F., Yang,  X., Strahler, A.H., Schaaf, C.L., Yao, T.,Wang, Z., Román, M.O., Woodcock, C.E., Ni-Meister, W., Jupp, D.L.B., Lovell, J.L., Culvenor, D.S., Newnham, G.J., Tang, H., Dubayah, R.O., 2013.  A comparison of foliage profiles in the Sierra National Forest obtained with a full-waveform under-canopy EVI lidar system with the foliage profiles obtained with an airborne full-waveform LVIS lidar system, Remote Sensing of Environment, 136:330-341.

Schwert, B. , Rogan, J., Giner N.M., Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., Blanchard. S.D., and C. Woodcock, 2013. A comparison of support vector machines and manual change detection for land-cover map updating in Massachusetts, USA, Remote Sensing Letters, 4(9):882-890.


Zhu, Z., Woodcock, C.E., Rogan, J., and J. Kellndorfer, 2012. Assessment of the spectral, polarimetric, temporal and spatial dimensions for urban and peri-urban land cover classification using Landsat and SAR data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 117(15):72-82.

Wang, Z., Schaaf, C.B., Chopping, M.J., Strahler, A.H., Wang, J., Roman, M.O., Rocha, A.V., Woodcock, C.E., and Y. Shuai, 2012. Evaluation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow albedo product (MCD43A) over tundra, Remote Sensing of Environment, 117(15):264-280.

Xin, Q., Woodcock, C.E., Liu, J., Melloh, R., and R.E. Davis, 2012. View angle effects on remote sensing of snow cover in forests, Remote Sensing of Environment, 118:50-59.

Zhu, Z., Woodcock, C. E., and Olofsson, P., 2012. Continuous Monitoring of Forest Disturbance Using All Available Landsat Imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 122:75-91.

Zhu, Z., and C.E. Woodcock, 2012. Object-based cloud and cloud shadow detection in Landsat imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 118:83-94.

Olofsson, P., Stehman, S.V., Woodcock, C.E., Sulla-Menashe, D., Sibley, A.M., Newell, J.D.,  Friedl, M.A. and Herold, M., 2012. A global land cover validation dataset, I: Fundamental design principles. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 13(18):5768-5788.

Stehman, S. V., Olofsson, P., Woodcock, C. E., Herold, M., Friedl, M. A., 2012. A global land cover validation dataset, II: Augmenting a stratified sampling design to estimate accuracy by region and land-cover class. International Journal of Remote Sensing. (33)12:6975-6993.

Wulder, M.A., J.G. Masek, W.B. Cohen, T.R. Loveland, C.E. Woodcock, 2012. Opening the archive: How free data has enabled the science and monitoring promise of Landsat, Remote Sensing of Environment, 122:2-10.

Zhao, F.,  Strahler, A.H., Schaaf, C.L., Yao, T., Yang, X., Wang, Z., Schull, D., Romane, M.O., Woodcock, C.E., Olofsson, P., Ni-Meister, W., Jupp, D.L.B., Lovell, J.L., Culvenor, D.S., and G.J. Newnham, 2012, Measuring Gap Fraction, Element Clumping Index and LAI in Sierra Forest Stands Using a Full-waveform Ground-Based Lidar, Remote Sensing of Environment, 125:73-79.

Woodcock, C.E., 2012. Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, in The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries: Proceedings of a Symposium, Kathie Bailey Mathae and Paul F. Uhlir, Editors; Committee on the Case of International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries; Board on International Scientific Organizations; Board on Research Data and Information; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council, p65-69.