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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

ABoVE

Science Cloud Webinar Archive

Science Cloud Setup Instructions
About the Science Cloud

For instructions on accessing the ABoVE Science Cloud, contact support@cce.nasa.gov

All webinars take place at 1pm Eastern unless otherwise noted.

The How to Cloud for Earth Scientists webinar series is held at Goddard Space Flight Center and offers useful examples of cloud computing which may be relevant for users of the ABoVE Science Cloud

UPCOMING
System Updates, Dataset Review, and Q&A
CANCELLED
Presentation by Eric Stofferahn: A Model-Data Integration Framework
Beginning at 1:30PM Eastern time.
Discussion Topic TBD
PAST–2018
Title: High-resolution forest modeling in the cloud
Description: Dr. Adrianna Foster, a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow studying boreal forests using high-resolution forest modeling, provides insight into her use of the ABoVE Science Cloud. Dr.Foster will introduce us to her ABoVE-related research, and discuss how she has utilized the science cloud for this work. Following her talk, we will also discuss any system updates and newly available datasets, and will close with a time of Q&A with ASC users.
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ABoVE Science Cloud Introduction and Hands-on Workshop
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System Updates, Dataset Review, and Q&A
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No Recording Available
PAST–2017
The ABoVE Science Cloud on ADAPT
This was a joint webinar given for both the “How to Cloud for Earth Scientists” series at NASA GSFC and the ABoVE Science Cloud Seminar Series. Presented by Dr. Peter Griffith, Dr. Elizabeth Hoy, and PhD candidate Mark Carroll. Learn how the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) science team is using a private cloud here at Goddard, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation’s Advanced Data Analytics Platform (ADAPT). ADAPT hosts the ABoVE Science Cloud (ASC), which combines high performance computing in a “platform-as-a-service” virtual machine environment, and peta-scale data management with software tools for analytics. This environment is specifically designed for large-scale modeling and analysis of remote sensing data, and has copious disk storage for “big data” with integrated data management. We will discuss the ASC and show examples from Goddard scientists of how the ASC is being used to meet the needs of ABoVE.

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System Updates, Dataset Review, Q&A
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NGA Data Discovery Tools
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Demonstration by Jim Shute of NCCS on the planned use of ESRI products in the ABoVE Science Cloud
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Landsat Surface Reflectance and Landsat Collection 1
The U.S. Geological (USGS) Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD is the steward of Landsat satellite imagery and other land records, and the provider of land change science data, information and knowledge to aid in the understanding of a changing Earth. In an effort to make Landsat data more useful for science applications, USGS EROS provides research-quality, application-ready, higher level science data products, such as Surface Reflectance. The Surface Reflectance algorithms derive biophysical measurements of Earth’s surface primarily by estimating and removing atmospheric contamination from the Landsat Level-1 data. This webinar will discuss the theory behind Surface Reflectance retrieval; the fundamentals of the Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM)/Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) Surface Reflectance Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System (LEDAPS) algorithm, and the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) Surface Reflectance Code (LaSRC); how to effectively use these higher level data; and how Landsat Collection 1 will better enable time series analysis of Landsat data products.

Steve Foga works as a remote sensing scientist for Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc., contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He works on the Land Satellites Data Systems (LSDS) Science Research and Development (LSRD) team, where his primary focus is on characterization, documentation and quality assurance of higher level Landsat data products, such as Surface Reflectance and Surface Temperature. Steve has also worked on other projects within LSRD, such as cloud detection algorithm validation, metadata development, and science data product evaluation. Steve has a M.Sc. degree in Geography from the University of Kansas, where his focus was on glaciology and remote sensing.

Following Steve’s discussion on Landsat, Mark Carroll and Damien Sulla-Menashe will describe the location of the current Landsat data available on the ABoVE Science Cloud, and there will be a time for Q & A.

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Steve Foga Slides [14.35MB pdf]
Mark Carroll Slides [14KB pdf]
Damien Sulla-Menashe Slides [12.32MB ppt]
Current Datasets on the ASC and System Updates

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Presentation Slides [197KB pdf]
 
Claire Porter from the Polar Geospatial Center presented information about using the PGC imagery utilities to orthorectify high resolution imagery on the ASC

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Presentation Slides [2.3MB pdf]
Process to use the PGC Imagery Utils on the ASC >>
Updated Sep 2017
 
PAST–2016
ABoVE Science Cloud Webinar: System Updates and Q & A

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Presentation Slides [1.3MB pdf]
 
ABoVE Science Cloud Webinar: System Updates and Q & A
The ASC team provided system updates and explained how to log into Windows VMs using Guacamole within a web browser and navigate to the high resolution imagery to view it.

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Presentation Slides [853KB pdf]
 
ABoVE Science Cloud Webinar: System Updates and Q & A
Due to technical difficulties we did not host this webinar, however the slides are available here. This information will be presented at our next webinar on October 21st, 2016.

Presentation Slides [946KB pdf]
 
NASA Earthdata Webinar:
"Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Data Management Best Practices"


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ABoVE Science Cloud Data Discovery and Management

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ABoVE Science Cloud Data Discovery and Management

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View a short video on using the ASC Data Discovery Tool here.
Presentation Slides [305KB pdf]
 
ABoVE Science Cloud Use Case and Imagery Discovery
  • Presentation by Mark Carroll showing his successful use of the ASC to create surface water masks using Landsat imagery
  • Tips on locating and accessing imagery stored within the ASC.
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Accessing the ABoVE Science Cloud
  • The basics of how to access the ASC from both Windows and Linux machines (included are video tutorials)
  • A presentation by Mark Carroll showing the location of various datasets on the ASC
  • Presentation by Dan Slayback showing the future plans we have to access imagery on the ASC.
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Presentation slides [380KB pdf]
 
PAST–2015
Overview of the ABoVE Science Cloud: An orientation for the 2015 ABoVE Science Team
  • Overview of the structure and plan for the ASC
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Presentation slides [3.03MB pdf]
Overview of the ABoVE Science Cloud: An orientation for proposers to the 2014 A.4 Research Announcement
  • Overview of the structure and plan for the ASC

NOTE: *Please view the September 9th video for up to date Overview Information*

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Presentation slides [13.3MB pdf]
Answered questions [268KB pdf]