TITLE: Mapping Water Use from Space
SPEAKER: Martha Anderson
EVENT DATE: 06/14/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
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Martha Anderson talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms with pinpoint accuracy to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops.
Speaker Biography: Martha Anderson is a research physical scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Md. She received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1993 with a dissertation on cosmic-ray acceleration in galactic supernova remnants. Her research focuses on mapping water, energy and carbon, using observations from space-based sensors. She served as a member of the Landsat Science Team from 2006 to 2011, and recently co-edited a book titled "Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches."