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Author(s): J. Xue, M. C. Anderson, F. Gao, C. Hain, L. Sun, Y. Yang, K. R. Knipper, W. P. Kustas, A. Torres-Rua, M. Schull Title: Sharpening ECOSTRESS and VIIRS land surface temperature using harmonized Landsat-Sentinel surface reflectances Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 251, 112055 Published on 15 December 2020.

Author(s): Lee, C. M., J. B. Fisher, and S. J. Hook, Title: Mapping Vegetation Health Around the World, Source: Eos, 101, Published on 08 July 2020.

Author(s): Chen F, Chen XZ, Van de Voorde T, Roberts D, Jiang HJ, Xu WB  Title: Open water detection in urban environments using high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol 242, Article Number: 111706, June 2020

Author(s): L. Jonas Hamberg, Roydon A. Fraser, Derek T. Robinson, Andrew J. Trant, Stephen D. Murphy  Title: Surface temperature as an indicator of plant species diversity and restoration in oak woodland Source: ScienceDirect: Ecological Indicators Volume 113, 106249, June 2020

Author(s): Fisher, J. B., B. Lee, A. J. Purdy, G. H. Halverson, M. B. Dohlen, K. Cawse-Nicholson...  Title: ECOSTRESS: NASA's Next Generation Mission to Measure Evapotranspiration From the International Space Station Source: Water Resources Research, 56(4), 1-20, April 2020

Author(s): Krishnamurthy, PK,  Fisher, JB, Schimel, DS, Kareiva, PM  Title: Applying Tipping Point Theory to Remote Sensing Science to Improve Early Warning Drought Signals for Food Security Source:  EARTHS FUTURE, Volume: 8, Issue: 3,  Article Number: UNSP e2019EF001456, Mar 2020.

Author(s): Hook, S. J., K. Cawse-Nicholson, J. Barsi, R. Radocinski, G. C. Hulley, W. R. Johnson, G. Rivera, B. Markham Title: In-Flight Validation of the ECOSTRESS, Landsats 7 and 8 Thermal Infrared Spectral Channels Using the Lake Tahoe CA/NV and Salton Sea CA Automated Validation Sites, Source: IEEE Transactions - Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 1294-1302, Feb 2020.

Author(s): Silvestri M, Romaniello V, Hook S, Musacchio M, Teggi S, Buongiorno MF  Title: First Comparisons of Surface Temperature Estimations between ECOSTRESS, ASTER and Landsat 8 over Italian Volcanic and Geothermal Areas Source:  Remote Sensing Volume: 12, Issue: 1, Article Number: 184, Jan 1 2020 

Author(s): Hulley, G., S. Shivers , E. Wetherley, & R. Cudd. Title: New ECOSTRESS and MODIS land surface temperature data reveal fine-scale heat vulnerability in cities: A case study for Los Angeles County, California. Source: Remote Sensing, 11(18), 2136, Sept 2019.

Author(s): Meerdink S.K., Hook S.J., Roberts D.A. and Abbott E.A. Title: The ECOSTRESS spectral library version 1.0. Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, 230, p.111196, Sep 2019.

Author(s): Meerdink S.K., Roberts D.A., Hulley G, Gader P, Pisek J, Adamson K, King J, Hook S.J.  Title: Plant species' spectral emissivity and temperature using the hyperspectral thermal emission spectrometer (HyTES) sensor   Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume: 224   Pages: 421-435, Published: Apr 2019 

Author(s): Shivers S.W., Roberts D.A., McFadden J.P., Title: Using paired thermal and hyperspectral aerial imagery to quantify land surface temperature variability and assess crop stress within California orchards Source:  Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume: 222, Pages: 215-231, Mar 1 2019 

Complete Publication List


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space (2018)

Proposal Opportunities


Team Meetings

    1. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - February 2020
    2. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - March 2019
    3. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - June 2018
    4. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - May 2017
    5. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting 2015 - NASA Earth Observer Mar-Apr 2016
    6. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting 2014 - NASA Earth Observer May-June 2015


Fact Sheets



ECOSTRESS - Interview w Dr. Fisher
Monitoring Plants from Space
Costa Rica Agriculture Project, Part 1 | Part 2
Arizona Agriculture Project
Monitoring Plant Health from Space: NASA’s ECOSTRESS Mission - ECOSTRESS scientists
The Fate of Earth’s Ecosystems - ECOSTRESS Science Lead Dr. Josh Fisher
Science on-board CRS-15, choice of YouTube or Ustream video links
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with ECOSTRESS, choice of YouTube or Ustream video links

Instrument Photos

Instrument Development

Instrument at Cape Canaveral

Mating to SpaceX

Tools, Shop and Links

Observation Map Tool

Shop - ECOSTESS Apparel

Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES)

Prototype HyspIRI Thermal Infrared Radiometer (PHyTIR)

ECOSTRESS Spectral Library

NASA's New Space 'Botanist' Arrives at Launch Site

Can plants tell us when the next drought will happen? - Pasadena Star News

New NASA insights into the secret lives of plants

The Earth Observer. July - August 2017. Volume 29, Issue 4.

NASA's ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

New NASA Mission to Detect Plant Water Use from Space

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