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CONNECTICUT GYPSY MOTH CATERPILLAR FOREST DEFOLIATION 2016, 2017, and 2018

Researchers at ConnecticutView have developed Gypsy Moth caterpillar forest defoliation extent maps for Connecticut for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. These maps were created through difference analysis of Enhanced Vegetation Indices derived from Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellite imagery.Maps and images may be downloaded in the Research section in the Navigation tabs above.

CONGRATULATIONS

to Zhiyaun Zang, a 2016 ConnecticutView Undergraduate Scholarship receipient on the publication of his paper,”Using Landsat 8 data to compare percent impervious surface area and normalized difference vegetation index as indicators of urban heat island effects in Connecticut, USA“, in the journal Environmental Earth Sciences.

Yang, Z., Witharana, C., Hurd, J. et al. Using Landsat 8 data to compare percent impervious surface area and normalized difference vegetation index as indicators of urban heat island effects in Connecticut, USA. Environ Earth Sci 79, 424 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09159-0

PURPOSE

ConnecticutView is a statewide consortium of partners interested in cultivating opportunities for state and local applications of remote sensing technology through outreach, data distribution, education, training, and research activities in Connecticut. ConnecticutView is headed by faculty in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. ConnecticutView is a member of the AmericaView (AV) consortium, funded by a grant through the US Geological Survey (USGS), and works with organizations, academic institutions and government agencies in Connecticut.