UMass Boston

Publications 2021 to Present


Sánchez-Zapero, J., Martínez-Sánchez, E., Camacho, F., Wang, Z., Carrer, D., Schaaf, C., García-Haro, F. J., Nickeson, J., & Cosh, M. (2023). Surface ALbedo VALidation (SALVAL) Platform: Towards CEOS LPV Validation Stage 4—Application to Three Global Albedo Climate Data Records. Remote Sensing, 15(4), Article 4.


Erb, A.M., Li, Z., Sun, Q., Paynter, I., Wang, Z., Schaaf, C. (2022). Evaluation of the Landsat-8 Albedo Product across the Circumpolar Domain. Remote Sensing, 14(21), 5320.

Chopping, M., Wang, Z., Schaaf, C., Bull, M. A., & Duchesne, R. R. (2022). Forest aboveground biomass in the southwestern United States from a MISR multi-angle index, 2000–2015. Remote Sensing of Environment, 275, 112964.

Wulder, M.A., D.P. Roy, V.C. Radeloff; T.R. Loveland, M.C. Anderson, D.M. Johnson, S. Healey, Z. Zhu, T.A. Scambos, N. Pahlevan, M. Hansen, N. Gorelick, C.J. Crawford, J.G. Masek, T. Hermosilla, J.C. White, A.S. Belward, C. Schaaf, C. Woodcock, J.L. Huntington, L. Lymburner, P. Hostert, F. Gao, A. Lyapustin, J-F. Pekel, P. Strobl, and B.C. Cook. (2022). Fifty years of Landsat science and impacts. Remote Sensing of Environment. 280: 113195.


Kim, J., Kim, Y., Zona, D., Oechel, W., Park, S.-J., Lee, B.-Y., Yi, Y., Erb, A., & Schaaf, C. L. 2021. Carbon response of tundra ecosystems to advancing greenup and snowmelt in Alaska. Nature Communications, 12(1), 6879.

Liu, Y., McDonough MacKenzie, C., Primack, R. B., Hill, M. J., Zhang, X., Wang, Z., & Schaaf, C. B. (2021). Using remote sensing to monitor the spring phenology of Acadia National Park across elevational gradients. Ecosphere, 12(12), e03888.

Yan, K.,  Li, H., Song, W., Tong, Y., Hao, D.,  Zeng, Y., Mu, X., Yan, G., Fang, Y., Myneni, R. B., Schaaf, C., 2021. "Extending a Linear Kernel-Driven BRDF Model to Realistically Simulate Reflectance Anisotropy Over Rugged Terrain", in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3064018.

Rouhani, S., Schaaf, C., Huntington, T., Choate, J. 2021 Simulation of Dissolved Organic Carbon Flux in the Penobscot Watershed, Maine. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology.

Pisek J., Arndt S.K., Erb A., Pendall E., Schaaf C., Wardlaw T.J., Woodgate W., and Knyazikhin Y. 2021 Exploring the Potential of DSCOVR EPIC Data to Retrieve Clumping Index in Australian Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Observing Sites. Front. Remote Sens. 2:652436. doi: 10.3389/frsen.2021.652436

Elmes, A. Levy, C., Erb, A., Hall, D., Scambos, T., DiGirolamo, N., and Schaaf, C., 2021. Consequences of the 2019 Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Episode on Albedo. Remote Sensing, 13(2).

Pisek, J., Erb, A., Korhonen, L., Biermann, T., Carrara, A., Cremonese, E., Cuntz, M., Fares, S., Gerosa, G., Grunwald, T., Hase, N., Heliasz, M., Ibrom, A., Knohl, A., Kobler, J., Kruijt, B., Lange, H., Leppanen, L., Limousin, J.-M., Serrano, F. R. L., Loustau, D., Lukevs, P., Lundin, L., Marzuoli, R., Molder, M., Montagnani, L., Neirynck, J., Peichl, M., Rebmann, C., Rubio, E., Santos-Reis, M., Schaaf, C., Schmidt, M., Simioni, G., Soudani, K., Vincke, C. 2021. Retrieval, validation of forest background reflectivity from daily Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) data across European forests. Biogeosciences, 18(2). 621-635.

Peter B Boucher, Ian Paynter, David A Orwig, Ilan Valencius, Crystal Schaaf, Sampling forests with Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Annals of Botany, 2021;

Duncanson, L., Armston, J., Disney, M. I. et al. (2021) Aboveground Woody Biomass Product Validation Good Practices Protocol. Version 1.0. In L. Duncanson, M. Disney, J. Armston, J. Nickeson, D. Minor, and F. Camacho (Eds.), Good Practices for Satellite Derived Land Product Validation,(p. 236): Land Product Validation Subgroup (WGCV/CEOS),

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