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

Author(s):Cawse-Nicholson, K., S. J. Hook, J. B. Fisher, and A. Braverman (2020) Title: Evaluation of ECOSTRESS diurnal evapotranspiration patterns Source: North America and Eurasia, IEEE…, in review.

Author(s): Hook, S. J., K. Cawse-Nicholson, J. Barsi, R. Radocinski, G. C. Hulley, W. R. Johnson, G. Rivera, B. Markham, (2020) 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, 2020.

Author(s): Cawse-Nicholson, K., Braverman, A, Kang, E.L, Li, M., Johnson, M., Halverson, G., Anderson, M., Hain, C., Gunson, M., Hook , S., (2020) Title: Sensitivity and Uncertainty Quantification for the ECOSTRESS Evapotranspiration Algorithm - DisALEXI Source: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 89, 2020,102088,ISSN 0303-2434,

Author(s): Dong L., Ding J., Smith R., Tatum S., Luvall J., Griffin R. 2019 Title: Tennessee Valley Energy: Assessing the Hydrothermal Outputs Power Plants Along the Tennessee River with NASA Observations. Source: NASA DEVELOP Technical Reports.

Author(s): Cawse-Nicholson, K., S.J. Hook, J.B. Fisher, C.M. Lee, K.T. Lum, S. Kim. (2017) Title: 2017 ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting Summary Source: NASA Earth Observer in Vol 29, Issue 4.

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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