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Dr. Jeffrey Masek
Landsat 9 Project Scientist

Mailing Address: 

Code 618
Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Dr. Masek is a Research Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA GSFC. His research interests include satellite-based monitoring forest dynamics, application of advanced computing to remote sensing, and satellite remote sensing techniques. During 2004-2010 he led the LEDAPS (Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System) project, which used mass processing of Landsat data to compile the first 30-m resolution map of North American forest disturbance. He has also used optical remote sensing to investigate albedo impacts of ecosystem disturbance and effects of climate change on high-latitude vegetation. From 2001-2010 he served as the Deputy Project Scientist for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, and has served as Landsat Project Scientist since 2010. Dr. Masek received a B.A. in Geology from Haverford College (1989) and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Cornell University (1994), and has held previous research positions with University of Maryland, Hughes Information Systems, and Cornell University.