Dataset Open Access
The re-analysis dataset hosted here extends the work presented in the the manuscript, "Extensive gypsy moth defoliation in Southern New England characterized using Landsat satellite observations" to a larger study area that includes Landsat WRS-2 Path/Rows 12/30, 13/30, 1/131, 12/31 and 13/31 and covers all of Southern New England (RI, CT, and MA) and the southern portions of NH and VT.
This re-analysis dataset utilizes Landsat Collection 1 data and the stable base period has been adjusted to 2000-2010. Therefore, the products hosted here may differ slightly from our previously published datasets.
Both final (season-integrated) and Near-Real-Time (NRT; single-date) results for 2015, 2016, and 2017 are currently available here. All GeoTIFFs are georeferenced and provided in NAD/Conus Albers (EPSG: 5070). Final products are available with and without an NLCD forest mask applied. NRT products have been cloud masked using Fmask results..
Please cite as: Pasquarella, Valerie J. (2018). Landsat-based Gypsy Moth Defoliation Assessment (Southern New England) (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1243935
For more on the methods used to generate these datasets, see Pasquarella, V.J., Bradley, B.A, & Woodcock, C.E. Near-real-time monitoring of insect defoliation using Landsat time series. Forests 8(8), 275; doi:10.3390/f8080275, available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/8/8/275.