False-color composite, Valley and Ridge, south-central PA

Latest publications:


Fang, F., B. McNeil, T.A. Warner, G. Dahle and E. Eutsler, 2020. Street tree health from space? An evaluation using WorldView-3 data and the Washington D.C. Street Tree Spatial Database. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 49: 126634. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126634


Fang, F., B. McNeil, T.A. Warner, A. Maxwell, G. Dahle and E. Eutsler, 2020. Discriminating tree species at different taxonomic levels using multi-temporal WorldView-3 imagery in Washington D.C., USA. Remote Sensing of Environment 246: 111811. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2020.111811


Maxwell, A. and T.A. Warner, 2020. Thematic classiļ¬cation accuracy assessment with inherently uncertain boundaries: an argument for center-weighted accuracy assessment metrics. Remote Sensing 12: 1905. DOI: 10.3390/rs12121905 10.3390/rs12121905


Skowronski, N.S, M.R. Gallagher and T.A. Warner, 2020. Decomposing the Interactions between Fire Severity and Canopy Fuel Structure Using Multi-Temporal, Active, and Passive Remote Sensing Approaches. Fire 3 (1), 7. DOI: 10.3390/fire3010007 (Open access)


Zhou, C., H. Lan, H. Gong, Y. Zhang, T.A. Warner, J.J. Clague and Y. Wu, 2020. Reduced rate of land subsidence since 2016 in Beijing, China: evidence from Tomo-PSInSAR using RadarSAT-2 and Sentinel-1 datasets. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 41(4): 1259-1285. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2019.1662967



Remote Sensing in the Geology and Geography Department at WVU

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Remote sensing is an exciting field of study, especially with the current interest in lidar, high spatial resolution imagery, and object-oriented analysis.   In the Department of Geology and Geography at WVU, remote sensing is part of a core emphasis on Geographic Information Science (GISc).    

My research interests include the spatial properties of remotely sensed images, lidar, high spatial resolution imagery, thermal imagery, machine learning classification, wildfire mapping, and information literacy. I have a particular interest in the use of remote sensing for promoting transparency and non-proliferation. My students are currently working on mapping shurbland in the Eastern US. A list of past students is available here.

The Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units (CESU) highlighted training in remote sensing that I periodically help provide to the US Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

I occasionally run workshops on how to write and publish remote sensing papers.