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Geophysical Observations Toolkit For Evaluating Coral Health (GOTECH) Fall 2021 Final ReportThe NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Data Science Team (DST), under the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), is investigating the capacity of the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite to infer the vitality of coral reefs. This report describes the Fall 2021 period of performance for the Geophysical Observations Toolkit for Evaluating Coral Health (GOTECH) project. During this effort, two student teams at Georgia Tech developed machine-learning models to predict the vitality of coral reefs in targeted geographic regions based on backscatter data from the CALIPSO satellite. To train these models, students fused data to form a common operating picture of how coral reefs have grown and decayed worldwide. This report describes the student assignment, background, and results of the semester's research.
Document ID
20220010955
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Newton H Campbell
(Science Applications International Corporation (United States) McLean, Virginia, United States)
Douglas M Trent
(Science Applications International Corporation (United States) McLean, Virginia, United States)
Date Acquired
July 20, 2022
Publication Date
July 1, 2022
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Geosciences (General)
Oceanography
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-20220010955
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX16MB01C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Technical Management
Keywords
Machine Learning
Coral Reefs
Earth Sciences
LIDAR
Satellites
Data Fusion
Neural Network

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