Members of our team have created a new algorithm for modeling evapotranspiration at a 30-meter resolution in United States croplands. A paper describing the algorithm and looking at its results was recently published in Remote Sensing of Environment.
An analysis done by our team on the drivers of the 2017 Northern Plains flash drought has been released in Environmental Research Letters. The study uses satellite observations of evapotranspiration and crop productivity to explain how the drought affected agriculture in the Northern Plains.
An analysis of recent literature that suggest a gradual atmospheric drying in the western United States witih impact on wildfire and with potential effects for agriculture.
Learn about a new crop index that predicts future anomalies of alfalfa, barley and wheat production. Also, take a look at our interactive map displaying the crop index.
Results from this project and from our collaborators at the Montana Climate Office were presented and discussed at the first Montana Water Summit organized by the Montana Department of Water Resource and Conservation.
Jessica DellaRossa was awarded "best social science poster" at the 2017 UM Undergraduate Research Conference for her work titled "Institutional Mapping of Montana Water Law" (poster #52). Congratulations Jessica!