58 Symposium--Satellites Serving Agriculture and the Environment: Honoring the Achievements of Paul Doraiswamy

Oral Session
ASA Section: Climatology & Modeling Paul Doraiswamy’s career as a Meteorologist with the USDA-ARS was highlighted with exceptional achievements in the application of remote sensing and modeling in providing practical solutions to agriculture. He has been recognized as a leading authority in the calibration and use of various satellite image data. He used remote sensing to explore the quantification of environmentally important factors, and was a science partner in many NASA research efforts. His untimely loss in 2010 has left a void in science that will be difficult to fill. This symposium will honor Paul through invited and volunteered presentations in the theme of his work.


Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Community
Climatology & Modeling
Monday, October 22, 2012: 12:55 PM-5:00 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260-261, Level 2

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Community Leader:
Nithya Rajan
Craig Daughtry , Nithya Rajan and Stephan Maas
Craig Daughtry and Nithya Rajan
1:30 PM
Operationalization of NASS Crop Area and Yield Estimation Programs.
Richard W. Mueller, USDA NASS Research and Development Division; David M. Johnson, USDA/NASS
2:10 PM
2:30 PM
Crop Production and Soil Carbon; Using Satellites to Quantify Cropping Systems.
Jerry Hatfield, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
2:50 PM
3:10 PM
3:25 PM
Remote Sensing and Crop Models: The Work of Paul Doraiswamy From 1995-2010.
Alan J. Stern, USDA-ARS; Bakhyt Akhmedov, USDA-ARS; Sushil Milak, USDA-ARS; E. Raymond Hunt, USDA-ARS; Craig Daughtry, USDA-ARS
3:40 PM
Use of Fine Resolution Terrain Data in Soil Loss Equations.
Peter Beeson, USDA-ARS; Ali Sadeghi, USDA-ARS; Craig Daughtry, USDA-ARS; Megan Lang, Forest Inventory and Analysis, United States Forest Service; Mark Tomer, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
3:55 PM
Scaling Impact of Tillage Practices On Soil Organic Carbon in Iowa: Towards a Robust Decision Support System.
Sushil Milak, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Paul C. Doraiswamy, USDA-ARS; Peter Beeson, USDA-ARS; Craig Daughtry, USDA-ARS; Bakhyt Akhmedov, USDA-ARS; Ali Sadeghi, USDA-ARS; Mark Tomer, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Alan J. Stern, USDA-ARS
4:10 PM
Spatial Relationship Between Soil Productivity and Farming.
Ioannis Kokkinidis, Virginia Tech; Steven Hodges, Virginia Tech
4:25 PM
Assessing Yield Potential At the Large Scale with Remote Sensing.
Urs Schulthess, CIMMYT; Andrew McDonald, CIMMYT; Farida Perveen, CIMMYT-Bangladesh; Jagadish Timsina, The University of Melbourne
4:40 PM
Scaling Chlorophyll Content in Corn From Leaf Reflectances to Airborne Imaging Spectrometers.
E. Raymond Hunt Jr., USDA-ARS; Paul C. Doraiswamy, USDA-ARS; James McMurtrey, USDA-ARS; Craig Daughtry, USDA-ARS; Eileen M. Perry, Dept. of Primary Industries
5:00 PM