Current Projects

Our group is currently working on a number of different project funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the USGS, and NOAA.  Current project titles and participants are listed below:

Multisource Imaging of Seasonal Dynamics in Land Surface Phenology: A Fusion Approach Using Landsat and Sentinel-2, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Josh Gray, Co-Investigator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Incorporating a New Urban Dataset from SeaWinds into a Multi-Sensor Analysis of Global Daytime and Nighttime Urban Heat Islands, Steve Frolking, Principal Investigator, Mark Friedl, Annemarie Schneider and Jingfeng Xiao, Co-Investigators, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Final Maintenance and Refinement of the MODIS Land Cover Product, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Damien Sulla-Menashe and Joshua Gray, Co-Investigators, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Quantifying Carbon Signatures Across Urban-to-Rural Gradients: Advancing the Capacity for Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Through Observations, Models, and Remote Sensing, Lucy Hutyra, Principal Investigator; Mark Friedl, Thomas Nehrkorn, Steve Raciti, Pamela Templer, Steven Wofsy, and Curtis Woodcock, Co-Investigators.    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Using Three Decades of Landsat Data to Characterize Changes and Vulnerability of Temperate and Boreal Forest Phenology to Climate Change, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Curtis Woodcock, and Eli Melaas, Co-Investigators,  National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Better Use of the Landsat Temporal Domain Monitoring Land Cover Type, Condition and Change, Curtis Woodcock, Principal Investigator, Mark Friedl and Pontus Olofsson, Co-investigators, United States Geological Survey.

4-D Modeling of the Regional Carbon Cycle in and Around Urban Environments: An Interdisciplinary Study to Advance Observational and Modeling Foundations, Mark Friedl, Principal Investigator, Curtis Woodcock, Lucy Hutyra, Kelly Chance (Harvard Smithsonian), Alison Dunn (Worcester State University) and Steve Wofsy (Harvard), Co-Investigators,  Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Continental-scale monitoring, modeling and forecasting of phenological responses to climate change; Mark Friedl, Co-Investigator; Andrew Richardson (Harvard) Project principal investigator; Steve Folking (University of New Hampshire), Robert Pless (Washington University), Co-Investigators. Macrosystems Biology,National Science Foundation.