Integrating Remotely Sensed Mapping of Land Use and Land Cover and Climate Models

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Jackson, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Stephanie Spera, Yaqian He
Chairs: Stephanie Spera

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in this session, please send an email to either Stephanie Spera ( or Yaqian He ( with your presentation title, abstract, and 8-digit program identification number (PIN) by October 22, 2018. Please see for abstract submission guidelines.

This session is a part of the Land Systems Science Symposium.


Human activities have transformed a large portion of the planet’s land surface, through processes such as deforestation of tropical rainforests, intensification of agricultural lands, and urbanization. Human-induced land-use and land-cover change can alter surface roughness, surface wetness, the partitioning of surface energy between sensible and latent heat fluxes, and terrestrial carbon storage. These changes are increasingly becoming a focus of concern because of their potential to influence the climate system.
We hope to create an exciting interdisciplinary session of geographers thinking about land-use change, remote sensing, and climate. Increased access to observational data have allowed for mapping and monitoring land use changes across various scales. These land-use changes fundamentally alter local, regional, and global water and surface energy balances. This session is interested in papers that demonstrate novel means of mapping and monitoring land-use change and using remotely-sensed data to determine the biophysical and biochemical consequences of these changes both observationally and through the additional use of climate models. This session is a part of the Land Systems Science Symposium.

Paper topics may include:
Land-use and land-cover mapping and monitoring
The effects of land-use changes on regional or global climate (observational or modeled)
The integration of remotely-sensed data or derived products into climate models


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Yaqian He*, Dartmouth College, Justin S. Mankin, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA; Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, Agricultural expansion in China and its influence on East Asian Summer Monsoon 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Stephanie Spera*, University of Richmond, Tradeoffs Between Land-Management and Regional Climate in the Brazilian Cerrado 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Kory Pilet*, University of Alabama, Sarah Praskievicz, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Nicholas Magliooca, Department of Geography, University of Alabama, Land-Use Land-Cover Change Effects on Discharge in the North River Basin 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Ruiting Zhai*, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, Chuanrong Zhang, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, Weidong Li, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, Assessing driving forces of land use and land cover change by a mixed-method approach in New England area, US 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Amina Naliaka*, Southern Illinois University, Gengxin Ou, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ruopu Li, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Assessing the Hydrologic Response of Agriculturally Dominated Basins to Climate Variability and Changes in Agricultural Management Practices 20 11:15 AM

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