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Data to Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and InformationFor 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public.

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Thursday, July 18 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Multi-sensor data integration for cryosphere and hydrosphere monitoring

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In keeping with this year’s Summer Meeting theme of “Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information,” this session aims to explore different data streams used for monitoring of the hydrosphere and cryosphere. Earth science data for water resources monitoring has existed as field collected data, remote sensing, modeled and in situ data for decades but relatively recent increases in computational capabilities (e.g. cloud computing platforms), data storage and integration and processing methods like machine learning have allowed researchers to ask a suite of questions that rely on data from multiple sources and typologies to answer complex questions about water resources critical to humans and ecosystems. To emphasize the ‘use and value of earth science data’ this session will incorporate presentations on data generation and processing methods as well as applied uses of data products for water resources monitoring.

Presenter: Eric Sproles
Presentation Title: Bridging the Scaling Issues of Earth Observations
Slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8980400

Presenter: Jeffrey Deems
Presentation Title: New Data, Old Problems: Integrating Novel Data Sources for Study & Management of Snowmelt Systems
Slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8980406

Presenter: Yuhan Rao
Presentation Title: Integrating Satellite Observations and In Situ Measurements to Study Snow-Albedo-Temperature Interactions Over the Tibetan Plateau
Slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8980409

Presenter: Scott Oviatt
Presentation Title: National Resources Conservation Service SNOTEL Network
Slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8980415

Presenter: Ruth Duerr
Presentation Title: Polar Data Activities

Session Take-Aways
  1. NRCS plans to convert long-term snow courses to SNOTEL, continue to pursue tech upgrades, develop new methodologies to improve accuracy
  2. Machine learning can integrate satellite observations and in situ measurements to create a more complete measurement
  3. UAV provide higher density albedo measurements, remote locations, multiple field sites
  4. Creating an integrated system for the future to track cryospheric changes
  5. Arctic Data Committee has technical and semantic guidance for integrating cryospheric data

View the Recording on YouTube

avatar for Yuhan (Douglas) Rao

Yuhan (Douglas) Rao

Research Scientist, CISESS/NCICS/NCSU
I am currently a Research Scientist at North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, affiliated with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. My current research at NCICS focuses on generating a blended near-surface air temperature dataset by integrating in situ measurements... Read More →
avatar for Eric A Sproles

Eric A Sproles

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences - Montana State University
I Integrate satellite data with land-based and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-collected measurements, geospatial data, and hydrologic models to better understand controls on global water resources and how changing water resources impact social-environmental systems.The Department of... Read More →

Scott Oviatt

Snow Survey Supervisory Hydrologist, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mr. Oviatt graduated from the University of Missouri, B.S. Agriculture, Atmospheric Scientist. Upon graduation, Mr. Oviatt worked for 3 different consulting firms as a consulting meteorologist in the western U.S. For the past 20 years he has worked for the USDA. First with the... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 318
  Room 318, Breakout