Title of Submission
Applying Cloud Based Computing and Emerging Remote Sensing Technologies to Inform Vegetation Management Decisions
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The semi-arid ecosystem of the great basin range is vulnerable to an increasing fire cycle due to invasive species such as cheatgrass. Emerging remote sensing platforms (Sentinel-2 and UAV imagery), when combined with cloud-based computing (Google Earth Engine), can be used to create high-resolution maps of dominant species over regional areas of land. Since the process is cloud-based it allows for large amounts of data to be computed in minimal time. Once created, vegetation maps can be used to identify potential areas that are at-risk of disturbance or invasive species and inform land management decisions.
Mountain Home Air Force Base, Cooperative Agreement Number: W9128F-17-2-0025