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190321 ECOSTRESS Workshop

California Institute of Technology 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
When Mar 21, 2019
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Caltech
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Detailed Agenda to be Posted Shortly - MEETING FORMAT:
8AM-12PM: Overview and Status of ECOSTRESS Mission, Science, and Applications (Beckman Institute Auditorium)
12-1PM: Break
1PM-5PM: Hands-on training (Beckman Administration Bldg, Room 121)

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PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH PART OF THE WORKSHOP YOU ARE ATTENDING.  YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL BE CONFIRMED BY US IN A FOLLOW UP EMAIL.

MEETING TOPICS (AM SESSION 8AM-12PM)

  • ECOSTRESS and HQ perspectives on EVs
  • Overview of mission and mission status
  • ECOSTRESS Instrument
  • ECOSTRESS Science, Applications and Data Products L1-4
  • LP DAAC ECOSTRESS Status Review

HANDS-ON TRAINING WORKSHOP TOPICS  (PM SESSION 1-5PM) ** PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED TO BRING OWN LAPTOP **

  • Search and download ECOSTRESS data through NASA Earthdata Search (participants need to have Early Adopter and Earthdata accounts)
  • How to use the ECOSTRESS Swath to Grid Conversion Script
  • Working with ECOSTRESS Evapotranspiration Data in Python Jupiter Notebook Tutorial
  • Techniques for Visualizing ECOSTRESS Data in QGIS

This hands-on training is designed for participants who have a basic understanding of remote sensing and some exposure to opening and manipulating remote sensing datasets, as well as Python and QGIS, although not required.  Several hands-on activities will be provided pertaining to data access, data processing, and data analysis, focusing on the ECOSTRESS PT-JPL evapotranspiration product and data comparisons with flux tower observations. All attendees must sign up as an Early Adopter to gain access to ECOSTRESS data prior to the workshop:  Early Adopters. If you are not sure how to fill out the form, just enter "ECOSTRESS workshop"

All participants will receive instructions prior to the workshop and will need to bring their own laptops.  Participants will be asked to preload software and data onto their own laptops prior to the training.  If you do not have a laptop, please contact us (christine.m.lee@jpl.nasa.gov).  

Hotel Options 

Courtyard Marriott
180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 403-7600

Holiday Inn Express
3500 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 792-1363

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