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Google Earth Engine for Water Resources Application

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Google Earth Engine is a cloud-based platform that enables large-scale processing of satellite imagery to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Google Earth Engine cloud computing and remote sensing techniques for water resources applications. The course will cover the following topics

Module 1: Google Earth Engine Fundamentals

  • Sign up for Earth Engine Account
  • Hello World
  • Basic Javascript Data Types
  • Earth Engine Objects
  • Client versus Server Side Objects
  • Image Visualization
  • Filtering Image Collection
  • Image Composites
  • Export Image to Google Drive

Module 2: Landsat for Surface Water Mapping

  • Global Surface Water Map
  • Water Mask
  • Annual Water Map
  • National Water Map
  • Water Body Prediction with Sentinel

Module 3: SAR for Flood Monitoring

  • Load SAR Data
  • Before After Event Map
  • Filter SAR Images
  • Apply Threshold
  • Apply Masks
  • Calculate Flooded Area
Module 4: GPM Rainfall for Water Resources
  • Map GPM Rainfall
  • Plot GPM Rainfall
  • Extract GPM Rainfall

Module 5: SMAP Soil Moisture for Water Resources 

  • Map SMAP Soil Moisture
  • Plot SMAP Soil Moisture
  • Extract SMAP Soil Moisture

Module 6: MODIS ET for Water Resources

  • Map MODIS ET 
  • Plot MODIS ET
  • Extract MODIS ET


March 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm