Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Shannon Franks

(SR SCIENTIST)

 shannon.franks@nasa.gov

 301.614.6682

Org Code: 618

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: KBRwyle

Brief Bio


To study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery using Landsat satellite imagery.

Current Projects


Science investigation of EO-1 and Landsat imagery to evaluate benefits of merging data.

Remote Sensing

• Perform data processing, atmospheric correction, and analysis on selected Landsat and EO-1 imagery, including archival Landsat data and archival Hyperion and/or Advanced Land Imager (ALI) data.
• Assemble integrated time series for Landsat and EO-1 data for selected regions of interest, and evaluate/quantify the benefits of merging these data.
• Evaluate the benefit of additional spectral bands for detecting and mapping tree mortality.


NGA commercial data distribution project

Land Cover/Use

• Working with the USGS & NGA to obtain high resolution commercial data.
• Acting as liaison between the NASA land science community and the NGA archives.

Positions/Employment


Senior Scientist

SGT, Inc. - NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD

January 2009 - Present



Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland - NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD

August 2005 - January 2009



Graduate Research Assistant

University of Maryland - NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD

August 2003 - August 2005


Education


M.A., Geography – 2006
Concentration: Remote Sensing
University of Maryland

B.S., Environmental Studies - 2001
Minor: Physics
Northland College


Selected Publications


Refereed

Franks, S., C. Neigh, P. Campbell, et al. G. Sun, T. Yao, Q. Zhang, K. Huemmrich, E. Middleton, S. Ungar, and S. Frye. 2017. EO-1 Data Quality and Sensor Stability with Changing Orbital Precession at the End of a 16 Year Mission Remote Sensing 9 (5): 412 [10.3390/rs9050412]

Pickell, P., T. Hermosilla, N. Coops, et al. J. G. Masek, S. Franks, and C. Huang. 2014. Monitoring anthropogenic disturbance trends in an industrialized boreal forest with Landsat time series Remote Sensing Letters 5 [10.1080/ 2150704X.2014.967881]

Franks, S., J. Masek, and M. Turner. 2013. Monitoring forest regrowth following large scale fire using satellite data - A case study of Yellowstone National Park, USA - European Journal of Remote Sensing 46 551-569 [10.5721/EuJRS20134632]

Franks, S., J. Masek, R. M. Headley, J. Gasch, and T. Arvidson. 2009. Lagre Area Scene Selection Interface (LASSI): Methodology of Selecting Landsat Imagery for the Global Land Survey 2005 Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75 (11): 1287-1296

Gutman, G., R. Byrnes, J. Masek, et al. S. Covington, C. Justice, S. Franks, and R. Headley. 2008. Towards monitoring land cover and land-use changes at a global scale: The Global Land Survey 2005 Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 74

Goward, S., T. Arvidson, D. L. Williams, et al. J. Faundeen, J. Irons, and S. Franks. 2006. Historical Record of Landsat Global Coverage: Mission Operations, NSLRSDA, and International Cooperator Stations Photogramm Eng Remote Sens 72 (10): 1155-1169

Non-Refereed

Franks, S. 2011. Enjoy a new perspective of the Earth Physics World

Bounoua, L., M. L. Imhoff, and S. Franks. 2010. Irrigation Requirement Estimation using Vegetation Indices and Inverse Biophysical Modeling 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1823 - 1826 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5649325]

Franks, S., and R. Headley. 2008. Large Area Scene Selection Interface (LASSI). Methodology of Selecting Landsat Imagery for the Global Land Survey 2005 ASPRS Pecora 17

Franks, S., and J. Masek. 2007. How many bits? Radiometric Resolution as a factor in obtaining forestry information with remotely sensed measurements IGARRS, Barcelona