Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Thomas Stanley



Org Code: 617

Mail Code: 617
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Brief Bio

Thomas Stanley graduated from the University of Maryland in 2014 with a Masters in Geospatial Information Sciences. In the years since, he has collaborated with other scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center to develop static and dynamic models of landslide hazard at global and regional scales. These models rely on satellite-based estimates of precipitation, as well as remotely sensed observations of other variables.


M.P.S. in Geographical Information Systems - University of Maryland, 2014

B.S. in Geoscience - Northland College



Felsberg, A., Z. Heyvaert, J. Poesen, T. Stanley, and G. J. De Lannoy. 2023. Probabilistic Hydrological Estimation of LandSlides (PHELS): global ensemble landslide hazard modelling Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 23 (12): 3805-3821 [10.5194/nhess-23-3805-2023]

Dandridge, C., T. A. Stanley, D. B. Kirschbaum, and V. Lakshmi. 2023. Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Global Landslide Reporting Using a Decade of the Global Landslide Catalog Sustainability 15 (4): 3323 [10.3390/su15043323]

Biswas, N. K., T. A. Stanley, D. B. Kirschbaum, et al. P. M. Amatya, C. Meechaiya, A. Poortinga, and P. Towashiraporn. 2022. A dynamic landslide hazard monitoring framework for the Lower Mekong Region Frontiers in Earth Science 10 [10.3389/feart.2022.1057796]

Orland, E., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2022. A Scalable Framework for Post Fire Debris Flow Hazard Assessment Using Satellite Precipitation Data Geophysical Research Letters 49 (18): [10.1029/2022gl099850]

Dandridge, C., T. Stanley, D. Kirschbaum, P. Amatya, and V. Lakshmi. 2022. The influence of land use and land cover change on landslide susceptibility in the Lower Mekong River Basin Natural Hazards 115 1499–1523 [10.1007/s11069-022-05604-4]

Khan, S., D. B. Kirschbaum, T. A. Stanley, P. M. Amatya, and R. A. Emberson. 2022. Global Landslide Forecasting System for Hazard Assessment and Situational Awareness Frontiers in Earth Science 10 [10.3389/feart.2022.878996]

Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2022. Rainfall‐induced landslide inventories for Lower Mekong based on Planet imagery and a semi‐automatic mapping method Geoscience Data Journal 9 (2): 315-327 [10.1002/gdj3.145]

Khan, S., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2021. Investigating the potential of a global precipitation forecast to inform landslide prediction Weather and Climate Extremes 33 100364 [10.1016/j.wace.2021.100364]

Emberson, R., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, P. Amatya, and S. Khan. 2021. Satellites Support Disaster Response to Storm-Driven Landslides Eos 102 [10.1029/2021eo161725]

Stanley, T. A., D. B. Kirschbaum, G. Benz, et al. R. A. Emberson, P. M. Amatya, W. Medwedeff, and M. K. Clark. 2021. Data-Driven Landslide Nowcasting at the Global Scale Frontiers in Earth Science 9 [10.3389/feart.2021.640043]

Felsberg, A., G. J. De Lannoy, M. Girotto, et al. J. Poesen, R. H. Reichle, and T. Stanley. 2021. Global Soil Water Estimates as Landslide Predictor: The Effectiveness of SMOS, SMAP, and GRACE Observations, Land Surface Simulations, and Data Assimilation Journal of Hydrometeorology 22 (5): 1065-1084 [10.1175/jhm-d-20-0228.1]

Emberson, R., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2021. Global connections between El Nino and landslide impacts Nature Communications 12 (1): 2262 [10.1038/s41467-021-22398-4]

Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, and H. Tanyas. 2021. Landslide mapping using object-based image analysis and open source tools Engineering Geology 282 106000 [10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106000]

Emberson, R. A., D. B. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2021. Landslide Hazard and Exposure Modelling in Data‐Poor Regions: The Example of the Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh Earth's Future 9 (2): [10.1029/2020ef001666]

Emberson, R., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2020. New global characterisation of landslide exposure Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 20 (12): 3413-3424 [10.5194/nhess-20-3413-2020]

Hartke, S. H., D. B. Wright, D. B. Kirschbaum, T. A. Stanley, and Z. Li. 2020. Incorporation of Satellite Precipitation Uncertainty in a Landslide Hazard Nowcasting System Journal of Hydrometeorology 21 (8): 1741-1759 [10.1175/jhm-d-19-0295.1]

Mirus, B. B., E. S. Jones, R. L. Baum, et al. J. W. Godt, S. Slaughter, M. M. Crawford, J. Lancaster, T. Stanley, D. B. Kirschbaum, W. J. Burns, R. G. Schmitt, K. O. Lindsey, and K. M. McCoy. 2020. Landslides across the USA: occurrence, susceptibility, and data limitations Landslides 17 2271–2285 [10.1007/s10346-020-01424-4]

Ward, P. J., V. Blauhut, N. Bloemendaal, et al. J. E. Daniell, M. C. de Ruiter, M. J. Duncan, R. Emberson, S. F. Jenkins, D. Kirschbaum, M. Kunz, S. Mohr, S. Muis, G. A. Riddell, A. Schäfer, T. Stanley, T. I. Veldkamp, and H. C. Winsemius. 2020. Review article: Natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 20 (4): 1069-1096 [10.5194/nhess-20-1069-2020]

Stanley, T. A., D. B. Kirschbaum, S. Pascale, and S. Kapnick. 2020. Extreme Precipitation in the Himalayan Landslide Hotspot Satellite Precipitation 69 1087-1111 [10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6]

Stanley, T., D. Kirschbaum, S. Sobieszczyk, et al. M. Jasinski, J. Borak, and S. Slaughter. 2020. Building a landslide hazard indicator with machine learning and land surface models Environmental Modelling & Software 129 104692 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104692]

Kirschbaum, D., S. Kapnick, T. Stanley, and S. Pascale. 2020. Changes in Extreme Precipitation and Landslides Over High Mountain Asia Geophysical Research Letters 47 (4): [10.1029/2019gl085347]

Zekkos, D., G. Zalachoris, A. E. Alvertos, et al. P. M. Amatya, P. Blunts, M. Clark, S. Dafis, I. Farmakis, A. Ganas, M. Hille, V. Kalimogiannis, A. Karagiannidis, E. Karantanellis, S. Khan, D. B. Kirschbaum, R. Kourkoulis, V. Kotroni, O.-J. Ktenidou, K. Lagouvardos, M. Loli, A. Makrinikas, V. Marinos, J. Manousakis, K. Nikas, D. Panousis, G. Papathanassiou, C. Saroglou, A. Simopoulos, T. Stanley, A. Tsavalas, and S. Valkaniotis. 2020. The September 18-20 2020 Medicane Ianos Impact on Greece - Phase I Reconnaissance Report Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Report GEER-068 [10.18118/G6MT1T]

Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2019. Use of Very High-Resolution Optical Data for Landslide Mapping and Susceptibility Analysis along the Karnali Highway, Nepal Remote Sensing 11 (19): 2284 [10.3390/rs11192284]

Juang, C. S., T. A. Stanley, and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2019. Using citizen science to expand the global map of landslides: Introducing the Cooperative Open Online Landslide Repository (COOLR) PLOS ONE 14 (7): e0218657 [10.1371/journal.pone.0218657]

Monsieurs, E., D. B. Kirschbaum, J. Tan, et al. J.-C. Maki Mateso, L. Jacobs, P.-D. Plisnier, W. Thiery, A. Umutoni, D. Musoni, T. M. Bibentyo, G. B. Ganza, G. I. Mawe, L. Bagalwa, C. Kankurize, C. Michellier, T. Stanley, F. Kervyn, M. Kervyn, A. Demoulin, and O. Dewitte. 2018. Evaluating TMPA Rainfall over the Sparsely Gauged East African Rift Journal of Hydrometeorology 19 (9): 1507-1528 [10.1175/jhm-d-18-0103.1]

Kirschbaum, D., and T. Stanley. 2018. Satellite-Based Assessment of Rainfall-Triggered Landslide Hazard for Situational Awareness Earth's Future 6 (3): 505-523 [10.1002/2017ef000715]

Stanley, T. A., and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2017. Effects of inventory bias on landslide susceptibility calculations Landslides: Putting Experience, Knowledge And Emerging Technologies Into Practice, AEG Special Publication No. 27 794-806

Stanley, T., D. B. Kirschbaum, G. J. Huffman, and R. F. Adler. 2017. Approximating Long-Term Statistics Early in the Global Precipitation Measurement Era Earth Interactions 21 (3): 1-10 [10.1175/ei-d-16-0025.1]

Stanley, T., and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2017. A heuristic approach to global landslide susceptibility mapping Natural Hazards 87 145–164 [10.1007/s11069-017-2757-y]

Kirschbaum, D. B., T. Stanley, and Y. Zhou. 2015. Spatial and temporal analysis of a global landslide catalog Geomorphology 249 (Geohazard Databases): 4-15 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.03.016]

Kirschbaum, D. B., T. Stanley, and J. M. Simmons. 2015. A Dynamic Landslide Hazard Assessment System for Central America and Hispaniola Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 15 (10): 2257-2272 [10.5194/nhess-15-2257-2015]

Kirschbaum, D. B., T. Stanley, and S. '. Yatheendradas. 2015. Modeling Landslide Susceptibility over Large Regions with Fuzzy Overlay Landslides 13 485-496 [10.1007/s10346-015-0577-2]