A remote sensing approach to mapping changes in Earths Surface Water (ASUF 30005895)

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A remote sensing approach to mapping changes in Earths Surface Water (ASUF 30005895) A remote sensing approach to mapping changes in Earth?s Surface Water 1. Abstract: Water is at the very core of human survival on our planet and yet there is currently no global-scale, high-resolution map of the distribution of surface water on the Earth and no understanding of how the global distribution of surface water has changed spatially or temporally. Google Earth Engine is a unique platform that makes it possible to use 40 years of Landsat data to construct not only a 30-m resolution map of surface water on the Earth today, but also to make a time-series of maps that will reveal changes in the distribution water on the planet through the last 40 years. While regional maps of surface water at high-resolution have been presented, to date, no one has attempted to produce a global map. Our goal is to use the GEE cloud obscuration tools to compile the best seasonal/annual VNIR datasets for the entire globe and apply a simple water index to map the distribution of surface water at the highest spatial and temporal resolutions. The ability to look at changes in the global distribution of surface water through time will allow us to set and test hypotheses about the coupled effects of both warming temperatures and human water use/redistribution at regional and global scales.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/1412/31/22

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $54,099.00

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