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Publications resulting from the project to date include seven peer-reviewed journal articles (Harlan et al. 2006; Hawkins et al. 2004; Grossman-Clarke et al. 2005; Jenerette et al. 2007; Stefanov and Netzband 2005; Stefanov et al. 2001b, 2003; Wentz et al. 2006, 2007); two book chapters (Ramsey 2003; Stefanov and Netzband 2007); and eight proceedings papers (Möller et al. 2004; Netzband and Stefanov 2003, 2004; Netzband et al. 2005; Ramsey et al. 1999; Stefanov et al. 2001a, 2003, 2004).

A book entitled Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance, and Sustainability (M. Netzband, W.L. Stefanov, and C.L. Redman, editors), with chapters contributed by collaborating scientists on the grant, is currently in final revision for publication by Springer.

Publications

  • Jenerette, G.D., Harlan, S.L., Brazel, A., Jones, N., Larsen, L., and Stefanov, W.L. (2007) Regional relationships between vegetation, surface temperature, and human settlement in a rapidly urbanizing ecosystem. Landscape Ecology (in press).

  • Stefanov, W.L., and Netzband, M. (2007) Characterization and monitoring of urban/peri-urban ecological function and landscape structure using satellite data, in Rashed, T., and Jürgens, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas, Springer (in press).

  • Harlan, S.L., Brazel, A.J., Prashad, L., Stefanov, W.L., and Larsen, L. (2006) Neighborhood microclimates and vulnerability to heat stress. Social Science & Medicine 63, pp. 2847-2863.

  • Wentz, E.A., Stefanov, W.L., Gries, C., and Hope. D. (2006) Land use and land cover mapping from diverse data sources for an arid urban environments. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems 30 (3), pp. 320-346.

  • Grossman-Clarke, S., Zehnder, J.A., Stefanov, W.L., Liu, Y., and Zoldak, M.A. (2005) Urban modifications in a mesoscale meteorological model and the effects on near surface variables in an arid metropolitan region. Journal of Applied Meteorology 44, pp. 1281-1297.

  • Netzband, M., Redman, C.L., and Stefanov, W.L. (2005) Challenges for applied remote sensing science in the urban environment. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences 36 (8/W27), on CDROM.

  • Stefanov, W.L., and Netzband, M. (2005) Assessment of ASTER land cover and MODIS NDVI data at multiple scales for ecological characterization of an arid urban center. Remote Sensing of Environment 99 (1-2), pp. 31-43.

  • Hawkins, T.W., Brazel, A.J., Stefanov, W.L., Bigler, W., and Safell, E.M. (2004) The role of rural variability in urban heat island determination for Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology 43 (3), pp. 476-486.

  • Möller, M.S., Stefanov, W.L., and Netzband, M. (2004) Characterizing landcover changes in a rapidly growing metropolitan area using long term satellite imagery. Proceedings of the ASPRS Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

  • Netzband, M., and Stefanov, W.L. (2004) Urban land cover and spatial variation observation using ASTER and MODIS satellite image data. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences 35, B7, pp. 1348 - 1353.

  • Stefanov, W.L., Prashad, L., Eisinger, C., Brazel, A., and Harlan, S. (2004) Investigations of human modification of landscape and climate in the Phoenix Arizona metropolitan area using MASTER data. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences 35, B7, pp. 1339-1347.

  • Netzband, M., and Stefanov, W.L. (2003) Assessment of urban spatial variation using ASTER data. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences 34 (7/W9), pp. 138-143.

  • Ramsey, M.S. (2003) Mapping the city landscape from space: The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer (ASTER) Urban Environmental Monitoring Program. In Heiken, G., Fakundiny, R., and Sutter, J. (eds.), Earth Science in the City: A Reader, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., pp. 337-361.

  • Stefanov, W.L., Robinson, J.A., and Spraggins, S.A. (2003) Vegetation measurements from digital astronaut photography.  The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences 34 (7/W9), pp. 185-189.

  • Stefanov, W.L., Christensen, P.R., and Ramsey, M.S. (2001) Remote sensing of urban ecology at regional and global scales: Results from the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER site and ASTER Urban Environmental Monitoring program, in Jürgens, C. (editor), Remote Sensing of Urban Areas, Regensburger Geographische Schriften 35, pp. 313-321 (on supplemental CD-ROM).

  • Stefanov, W.L., Ramsey, M.S., and Christensen, P.R. (2001) Monitoring urban land cover change: An expert system approach to land cover classification of semiarid to arid urban centers. Remote Sensing of Environment 77 (2), pp. 173-185.

  • Stefanov, W.L., Ramsey, M.S., and Christensen, P.R. (2003) Identification of fugitive dust generation, transport, and deposition areas using remote sensing. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience 9 (2), pp. 151-165.

  • Ramsey, M.S., Stefanov, W.L., and Christensen, P.R. (1999) Monitoring world-wide urban land cover changes using ASTER: Preliminary results from the Phoenix, AZ LTER site. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference, Applied Geological Remote Sensing, ERIM International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Vol. 2, pp. 237-244.