Publications

Database Documentation
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DU, J., J. S. Kimball, L.A. Jones, Y. Kim, J. Glassy, and J. D. Watts, 2017.
A global satellite environmental data record derived from AMSR-E and AMSR2 microwave earth observations, Earth System Science Data Disscussions doi:10.5194/essd-2017-27.
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Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and J. DU, 2017.
An extended global Earth system data record on daily landscape freeze–thaw status determined from satellite passive microwave remote sensing. Earth System Science data 9, 133-147.
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Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, and K. C. McDonald, 2012.
Satellite detection of increasing Northern Hemisphere non-frozen seasons from 1979
to 2008: Implications for regional vegetation growth. Remote Sensing of Environment 121, 472-487.
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Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy, 2011.
Developing a Global Data Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status using Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49, 3, 949-960. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2070515.
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Jones, L.A., and J.S. Kimball, 2010.
Daily Global Land Surface Parameters Derived from AMSR-E. Boulder Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, and K.C. McDonald, 2010.
MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status, Version 01 [1988 to 2007]. Boulder Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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Kimball, J.S., K.C. McDonald, Y. Kim, and J. Glassy, 2009.
An Earth System Data Record for Land Surface Freeze/Thaw State. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD), Version 1, 29 pp.
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Research Applications
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Derksen, C., X. Xu, R. Scott Dunbar, A. Colliander, Y. Kim, J. S. Kimball, T. A. Black, E. Euskirchen, A. Langlois, M. M. Loranty, P. Marsh, K. Rautiainen, A. Roy, A. Royer, and J. Stephens. 2017.
Retrieving landscape freeze/thaw state from Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar and radiometer measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment 194:48-62.
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Park, H., Y. Kim, and J. S. Kimball. 2016
Widespread permafrost vulnerability and soil active layer increases over the high northern latitudes inferred from satellite remote sensing and process model assessments. Remote Sensing of Environment 175:349-358.
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Zona, D., B. Gioli, R. Commane, J. Lindaas, S. C. Wofsy, C. E. Miller, S. J. Dinardo, S. Dengel, C. Sweeney, and A. Karion. 2016.
Cold season emissions dominate the Arctic tundra methane budget. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:40-45.
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Park, H., Y. Yoshikawa, K. Oshima, Y. Kim, T. Ngo-Duc, J. S. Kimball, and D. Yang. 2015.
Quantification of warming climate-induced changes in terrestrial Arctic river ice thickness and phenology. Journal of Climate.
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Kim, Y., J.S. Kimball, D.A. Robinson, and C. Derksen, 2015
New satellite climate data records indicate strong coupling between recent frozen season changes and snow cover over high northern latitudes. Environmental Research Letters 10, 084004.
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Watts, J.D., J.S. Kimball, A. Bartsch, and K.C. McDonald, 2014
Surface water inundation in the boreal-Arctic: potential impacts on regional methane emissions. Environmental Research Letters, 9, 075001.
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Yi, Y., J.S. Kimball, and R.H. Reichle, 2014.
Spring hydrology determines summer net carbon uptake in northern ecosystems. Environmental Research Letters 9, 064003.
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Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, K. Didan, I. Velicogna, and K. C. McDonald. 2014.
Attribution of divergent northern vegetation growth responses to lengthening non-frozen seasons using satellite optical-NIR and microwave remote sensing. International Journal of Remote Sensing:3700-3721.
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Kim, Y., J. S. Kimball, K. Didan, and G. M. Henebry. 2014.
Response of vegetation growth and productivity to spring climate indicators in the conterminous United States derived from satellite remote sensing data fusion. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 194:132-143.
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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, 2014.
National Climate Indicators System Report.
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Tuttle, S. and G.D. Salvucci. 2014.
A new approach for validating satellite estimates of soil moisture using large-scale precipitation: Comparing AMSR-E products: Remote Sensing of the Environment, VOL. 142, 207-222.
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Yonghong Yi, J. S. Kimball, L. A. Jones, R. H. Reichle, R. Nemani, and H. A. Margolis. 2013.
Recent climate and fire disturbance impacts on boreal and arctic ecosystem productivity estimated using a satellite-based terrestrial carbon flux model. Journal OF Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, VOL. 118, 1–17, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20053.
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Watts, J. D., J. S. Kimball, L. A. Jones, R. Schroeder, and K. C. McDonald. 2012.
Satellite Microwave remote sensing of contrasting surface water inundation changes within the Arctic–Boreal Region. Remote Sensing of Environment 127(0):223-236.
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Velicogna, I., J. Tong, T. Zhang, and J.S. Kimball, 2012.
Increasing subsurface water storage in discontinuous permafrost areas of the Lena River basin, Eurasia, detected from GRACE. Geophysical Research Letters 39, doi: 10.1029/2012GL051623.
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Chuang, T.-W., G. M. Henebry, J. S. Kimball, D. L. VanRoekel-Patton, M. B. Hildreth, and M. C. Wimberly. 2012.
Satellite microwave remote sensing for environmental modeling of mosquito population dynamics. Remote Sensing of Environment 125, 147–156.
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Jones, M.O., J.S. Kimball ,L.A. Jones, and K.C. McDonald. 2012.
Satellite passive microwave detection of North America start of season. Remote Sensing of Environment 123, 324–333.
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Jones, M.O., L.A. Jones, J.S. Kimball, and K.C. McDonald. 2011.
Satellite passive microwave remote sensing for monitoring global land surface phenology. Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 1102-1114.
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Zhang, K., J.S. Kimball, Y. Kim, and K.C. McDonald, 2011.
Changing freeze-thaw seasons in northern high latitudes and associated influences on evapotranspiration. Hydrological Processes 25, 4142-4151.
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Jones, L. A., C. R. Ferguson, J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, S. T. K. Chan, K. C. McDonald, E. Njoku and E. Wood, 2010.
Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing of Daily Land Surface Air Temperature Minima and Maxima From AMSR-E.
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) 3(1), 111-123.
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Science Development
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Du, J., J. S. Kimball, and M. Moghaddam. 2015.
Theoretical Modeling and Analysis of L-and P-band Radar Backscatter Sensitivity to Soil Active Layer Dielectric Variations. Remote Sensing 7:9450-9472.
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Du, J., J.S. Kimball, J.C. Shi, L.A. Jones, S.L. Wu, R.J. Sun, and H. Yang, 2014.
Intercalibration of satellite passive microwave land observations from AMSR-E and AMSR2 using overlapping FY3B-MWRI sensor measurements. Remote Sensing 6, 8594-8616.
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Du, J., J.S. Kimball, M. Azarderakhsh, R.S. Dunbar, M. Moghaddam, and K.C. McDonald, 2014.
Classification of Alaska spring thaw characteristics using satellite L-band Radar remote sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (1), 542-556.
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Podest, E., K.C. McDonald, and J.S. Kimball, 2014.
Multi-sensor microwave sensitivity to freeze-thaw dynamics across a complex boreal landscape. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (11), 6818-6828.
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Farhadi, L., R.H. Reichle, G.J.M. De Lannoy, and J.S. Kimball, 2014.
Assimilation of Freeze/Thaw observations into the NASA catchment land surface model. Journal of Hydrometeorology.
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Colliander, A., K. McDonald, R. Zimmermann, R. Schroeder, J. Kimball, and E. Njoku, 2012.
Application of QuikSCAT backscatter to SMAP validation planning: Freeze/thaw over ALECTRA sites in Alaska from 2000 to 2007. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(2), 461-468.
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Entekhabi, D., E. Njoku, P. O'Neill, K. H. Kellogg, W. Crow, W. N. Edelstein, J. K. Entin, S. D. Goodman, T. Jackson, J. Johnson, J. S. Kimball, J. R. Piepmeier, R. Koster, N. Martin, K. C. McDonald, M. Moghaddam, S. Moran, R. Reichle, J. C. Shi, M. Spencer, S. W. Thurman, L Tsang and J. Van Zyl, 2010.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission. Proceedings of the IEEE, 98 (5), 704-716.
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Kimball, J.S., L.A. Jones, K. Zhang, F.A. Heinsch, K.C. McDonald, and W.C. Oechel, 2009.
A satellite approach to estimate land-atmosphere CO2 exchange for Boreal and Arctic biomes using MODIS and AMSR-E. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(2), 569-587, 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2003248.
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White, M.A., K.M. de Beurs, K. Didan, D.W. Inouye, A.D. Richardson,O.P. Jensen, J. O'Keefe, G. Zhang, R.R. Nemani, W.J.D. van Leewen, J.F.Brown, A. de Wit, M. Schaepman, Z. Lin, M. Dettinger, A.S. Bailey, J.Kimball, M.D. Schwartz, D.D. Baldocchi, J.T. Lee, and W.K. Lauenroth, 2009.
Intercomparison, interpretation and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982 to 2006. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01910.x.
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Zhang, K., J.S. Kimball, E.H. Hogg, M. Zhao, W.C. Oechel, J.J. Cassano and S.W. Running, 2008.
Satellite-based model detection of recent climate driven changes in northern high latitude vegetation productivity. J. Geophys. Res. (113), 1-13.
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Jones, L.A., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald, S.K. Chan, E.G. Njoku, and W.C. Oechel, 2007.
Satellite microwave remote sensing of boreal and arctic soil temperatures from AMSR-E. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(7), 2004-2018.
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Sitch, S., A.D. McGuire, J.S. Kimball, N. Gedney, J. Gamon, R. Engstrom, A. Wolf, Q. Zhuang, and J. Clein, and K.C. McDonald, 2007.
Assessing the carbon balance of circumpolar arctic tundra using remote sensing and process modeling. Ecological applications 17(1), 213-234.
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Zhang, K., J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald, J.J. Cassano, and S.W. Running, 2007.
Impacts of large-scale oscillations on pan-Arctic terrestrial net primary production. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L21403, doi:10.1029/2007GL031605.
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Euskirchen, E.S., A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, Q. Zhuang, J.S. Clein, R.J. Dargaville, D.G. Dye, J.S. Kimball, K.C. McDonald, J.M. Melillo, V.E. Romanovsky, and N.V. Smith, 2006.
Importance of recent shifts in soil thermal dynamics on growing season length, productivity, and carbon sequestration in terrestrial high-latitude ecosystems. Global Change Biology 12, 731-750.
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Kimball, J.S., K.C. McDonald, and M. Zhao, 2006.
Spring thaw and its effect on terrestrial vegetation productivity in the western Arctic observed from satellite microwave and optical remote sensing. Earth Interactions 10(21), 1-22.
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Kimball, J.S., K.C. McDonald, S.W. Running, and S. Frolking, 2004.
Satellite radar remote sensing of seasonal growing seasons for boreal and subalpine evergreen forests. Remote Sensing of Environment 90, 243-258.
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McDonald, K.C., J.S. Kimball, E. Njoku, R. Zimmermann, and M. Zhao, 2004.
Variability in springtime thaw in the terrestrial high latitudes: Monitoring a major control on the biospheric assimilation of atmospheric CO2 with spaceborne microwave remote sensing. Earth Interactions 8(20), 1-23.
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