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Highlighted Recent Publications

NTSG researchers generate yearly over 20 peer-reviewed publications that receive over 7,500 citations during that same period. Below are links to some of our most recent publications.

Zhongmin Hu, Shilong Piao, Alan K. Knapp, Xuhui Wang, Shushi Peng, Wenping Yuan, Steve Running, Jiafu Mao, Xiaoying Shi, Philippe Ciais, Deborah N. Huntzinger, Jia Yang, Guirui Yu (2022) Decoupling of greenness and gross primary productivity as aridity decreases. Remote Sensing of Environment Volume 279, 113120, ISSN 0034-4257,

Rees, Charles B., Brian K. Hand, Sean C. Carter, Chuck Bargeron, Timothy J. Cline, Wesley Daniel, Jason A. Ferrante, et al. “A Framework to Integrate Innovations in Invasion Science for Proactive Management.” Biological Reviews, April 22, 2022, brv.12859.

Zona, D., Lafleur, P.M., Hufkens, K. et al. Earlier snowmelt may lead to late season declines in plant productivity and carbon sequestration in Arctic tundra ecosystems. Sci Rep 12, 3986 (2022).

Brust C, Kimball JS, Maneta MP, Jencso K and Reichle RH (2021) DroughtCast: A Machine Learning Forecast of the United States Drought Monitor. Front. Big Data 4:773478. doi: 10.3389/fdata.2021.773478

Watts, Jennifer, Susan M Natali, Christina Minions, David Risk, Kyle A. Arndt, Donatella Zona, Eugenie S Euskirchen, et al. “Soil Respiration Strongly Offsets Carbon Uptake in Alaska and Northwest Canada.” Environmental Research Letters, 2021.

Du, J.; Kimball, J. S.; Sheffield, J.; Velicogna, I.; Zhao, M.; Pan, M., et al. (2021). Synergistic Satellite Assessment of Global Vegetation Health in Relation to ENSO‐Induced Droughts and PluvialsJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences126, e2020JG006006.

Endsley, K.A., J.S. Kimball, R.H. Reichle, J.D. Watts. 2020. Satellite monitoring of global surface soil organic carbon dynamics using the SMAP Level 4 Carbon product. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 125(12).

Wurster, P., M.P. Maneta, J.S. Kimball, K.A. Endsley, S. Beguería. 2020. Monitoring crop status in the Continental United States using the SMAP Level 4 Carbon product. Frontiers in Big Data.

Madani, N., N.C. Parazoo, J.S. Kimball, A.P. Ballantyne, R.H. Reichle, M. Maneta, S. Saatchi, P.I. Palmer, Z. Liu, and T. Tagesson, 2020. Recent amplified global gross primary productivity due to temperature increase is offset by reduced productivity due to water constraints. AGU Advances 1, 4,

Ketchum, D., K. Jencso, M.P. Maneta, F. Melton, M.O. Jones, and J. Huntington, 2020. IrrMapper: A machine learning approach for high resolution mapping of irrigated agriculture across the Western U.S. Remote Sensing 12, 14, doi:10.3390/rs12142328.

Park, H., E. Watanabe, Y. Kim, I. Polyakov, K. Oshima, X. Zhang, J.S. Kimball, and D. Yang, 2020. Increasing riverine heat flux triggers Arctic sea-ice decline and oceanic and atmospheric warming. Science Advances , 6, 45, eabc4699, DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abc4699

Matthews, E., Johnson, M.S., Genovese, V. et al. Methane emission from high latitude lakes: methane-centric lake classification and satellite-driven annual cycle of emissions. Sci Rep 10, 12465 (2020).

Pan, C.G, U. Kamp, M. Munkhjargal, S. J. Halvorson, A. Dashtseren, and M. Walther, 2019. An Estimated Contribution of Glacier Runoff to Mongolia's Upper Khovd River Basin in the Altai Mountains. Mountain Research and Development 39(2), (9 Nov 2019).

Natali, S.M., J.D. Watts, B.M. Rogers, et al., 2019. Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across pan-arctic permafrost region. Nature Climate Change DOI:10.1038/s41558-019-0592-8.

Pan, C., J.S. Kimball, M. Munkhjargal, N. Robinson, E. Tijdeman, L. Menzel, and P. Kirchner, 2019. Role of surface melt and icing events in livestock mortality across Mongolia’s semi-arid landscapes. Remote Sensing 11, 2392, DOI: 10.3390/rs11202392.

Wu, H., J.S. Kimball, N. Zhou, L. Alfieri, L. Luo, J. Du, and Z. Huang, 2019. Evaluation of real-time global flood modeling with satellite surface inundation observations from SMAP. Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111360,

Liu, Z., J.S. Kimball, N. Parazoo, A. Ballantyne, W. Wen, R. Reichle, C. Pan, J. Watts, O. Sonnentag, P. Marsh, M. Hurkuck, M. Helbig, W. Quinton, D. Zona, M. Ueyama, H. Kobayashi, and E. Euskirchen, 2019. Increased high-latitude photosynthetic carbon gain offset by respiration carbon loss during an anomalous warm winter to spring transition. Global Change Biology , DOI:10.1111/gcb.14863.

Du, J., J.S. Kimball, I. Velicogna, M. Zhao, L.A. Jones, J.D. Watts, Y. Kim, and G. A, 2019. Multi-component satellite assessment of drought severity in the contiguous United States from 2002 to 2017 using AMSR-E and AMSR2. Water Resources Research, 55, DOI: 10.1029/2018WR024633.

He, M., J.S. Kimball, Y. Yi, S.W. Running, K. Guan, K. Jensco, B. Maxwell, and M. Maneta, 2019. Impacts of the 2017 flash drought in the US Northern Plains informed by satellite-based evapotranspiration and solar-induced fluorescence. Environmental Research Letters,

Wurster, P.M., M. Maneta, S. Begueria, K. Cobourn, B. Maxwell, N. Silverman, S. Ewing, K. Jensco, P. Gardner, J.S. Kimball, Z. Holden, X. Ji, S.M. Vicente-Serrano, 2019. Characterizing the impact of climatic and price anomalies on agrosystems in the northwest United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology , 280 (2020), 107778,