Shannon Franks

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Shannon Franks

  • SENIOR SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6682
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SGT, INC
  • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    1/2009 - Present

    Senior Scientist

    SGT, Inc., NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD
    8/2005 - 1/2009

    Faculty Research Assistant

    University of Maryland, NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD
    8/2003 - 8/2005

    Graduate Research Assistant

    University of Maryland, NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD

    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

    Brief Bio

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

    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

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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