Detail View: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Collection: Creating the Tamarisk Habitat Suitability Map (for General Use)

Title: 
Creating the Tamarisk Habitat Suitability Map (for General Use)
Instrument: 
Aqua/MODIS
Description: 
The Tamarisk Habitat Suitability Map.
Abstract: 
The spread of invasive species is one of the most daunting environmental, economic, and human-health problems facing the United States and the World today. It is one of several grand challenge environmental problems being addressed by NASA's Science Mission Directorate through a national application partnership with the US Geological Survey. NASA and USGS are working together to develop a National Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS) for the management and control of invasive species on Department of Interior and adjacent lands. The system provides a framework for using USGS's early detection and monitoring protocols and predictive models to process MODIS, ETM+, ASTER and commercial remote sensing data. It can also be used to create on-demand, regional-scale assessments of invasive species patterns and vulnerable habitats. The first step in this process is to collect relevant satellite data which can then be used to derive a Tamarisk Habitat Suitability Map. By combining satellite observed annual vegetation cycles with landcover classification data the likely habitat for Tamarisk can be derived.
Completed: 
2006-01-25
Credit: 
*Please give credit for this visualization to* NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Studio: 
SVS
Animator: 
Alex Kekesi (Lead)
Scientist: 
Jeff Pedelty (NASA/GSFC)
Series: 
Invasive Species Forecasting System
Data Collected: 
NDVI: 1/1/2001 - 12/31/2001, Landcover: 1/1/2001 - 7/1/2001
Keywords: 
Biosphere
facet_where: 
Earth
facet_when: 
1/1/2001
facet_what: 
ASTER
facet_when_year: 
2001
Animation Number: 
3330
UID: 
SPD-SCIVS-http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003300/a003330/planes2_still.1030-IMAGE
original url: 
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003300/a003330/index.html