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  1. Anderson, M. C., et al. (2021). "Interoperability of ECOSTRESS and Landsat for mapping evapotranspiration time series at sub-field scales." Remote Sensing of Environment 252: 112189.
  2. Lee, C. M., J. B. Fisher, and S. J. Hook (2020), Mapping vegetation health around the world, Eos, 101, Published on 08 July 2020.
  3. Loveless, M., et al. (2021). "Climatology of the Combined ASTER MODIS Emissivity over Land (CAMEL) Version 2." Remote Sensing 13(1): 111.
  4. Ustin, S. L. and E. M. Middleton (2021). "Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications." Ecological Processes 10(1): 1-57.
  5. Cawse-Nicholson, K., et al. (2020). "Sensitivity and uncertainty quantification for the ECOSTRESS evapotranspiration algorithm–DisALEXI." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 89: 102088.
  6. Chen, F., et al. (2020). "Open water detection in urban environments using high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 242: 111706.
  7. Coleman, R. W., et al. (2020). "Comparison of Thermal Infrared-Derived Maps of Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Vegetation in Urban and Non-Urban Areas of Southern California." Remote Sensing 12(24): 4102.
  8. Fisher, J. B., et al. (2020). "ECOSTRESS: NASA's next generation mission to measure evapotranspiration from the International Space Station." Water Resources Research 56(4): e2019WR026058.
  9. Hamberg, L. J., et al. (2020). "Surface temperature as an indicator of plant species diversity and restoration in oak woodland." Ecological Indicators 113: 106249.
  10. Kohli, G., et al. (2020). "ECOSTRESS and CIMIS: A Comparison of Potential and Reference Evapotranspiration in Riverside County, California." Remote Sensing 12(24): 4126.
  11. Mushkin, A., et al. (2020). "Validation of ASTER Emissivity Retrieval Using the Mako Airborne TIR Imaging Spectrometer at the Algodones Dune Field in Southern California, USA." Remote Sensing 12(5): 815.
  12. Silvestri, M., et al. (2020). "First Comparisons of Surface Temperature Estimations between ECOSTRESS, ASTER and Landsat 8 over Italian Volcanic and Geothermal Areas." Remote Sensing 12(1): 184.
  13. Xue, J., et al. (2020). "Sharpening ECOSTRESS and VIIRS land surface temperature using harmonized Landsat-Sentinel surface reflectances." Remote Sensing of Environment 251: 112055.
  14. Hook, S. J., et al. (2019). "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." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 58(2): 1294-1302.
  15. Hulley, G., et al. (2019). "New ECOSTRESS and MODIS land surface temperature data reveal fine-scale heat vulnerability in cities: A case study for Los Angeles County, California." Remote Sensing 11(18): 2136.
  16. Schimel, D., et al. (2019). "Flux towers in the sky: global ecology from space." New Phytologist 224(2): 570-584.
  17. Schultz, J. A., et al. (2019). "DIEGO: A Multispectral Thermal Mission for Earth Observation on the International Space Station." European Journal of Remote Sensing: 1-11.
  18. Shivers, S. W., et al. (2019). "Using paired thermal and hyperspectral aerial imagery to quantify land surface temperature variability and assess crop stress within California orchards." Remote Sensing of Environment 222: 215-231.


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 - December 2020
    2. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - February 2020
    3. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - March 2019
    4. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - June 2018
    5. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting - May 2017
    6. ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting 2015 - NASA Earth Observer Mar-Apr 2016
    7. 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

20 Years of Observing Earth from the ISS

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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