Regional Mapping of Herbaceous Annual Cover in the Great Basin
1:00 PM (PDT)
In this webinar, Bruce Wylie and Stephen Boyte with the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss their recent work mapping herbaceous annual vegetation across regions in the Great Basin. The team utilized regression tree algorithms combined with spectral and ancillary data (for elevation, soils, etc.) to achieve accuracy-focused maps. They used high-resolution satellite data (2m) to scale ground observations to levels compatible with moderate-resolution satellites (Landsat and MODIS). The speakers will also discuss data access, selected journal publications and future plans during the webinar.