Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals 

16. Zhu., Z. et al., Samanta. A., et al, Global Data Sets of Vegetation Leaf Area Index (LAI)3g and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR)3g Derived from Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI3g) for the Period 1981 to 2011, Remote Sens. 2013, 5(2), 927-948; doi:10.3390/rs5020927. Read here 

15. Samanta, A., et al. (2012), Interpretation of variations in MODIS-measured greenness levels of Amazon forests during 2000 to 2009, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024018. Read here

14. Samanta, A., et al. (2012), Why is remote sensing of Amazon forest greenness so challenging? Earth Interations, Vol. 16(2), Paper 7, doi:10.1175/2012EI440.1. Read here

13. Samanta, A., et al. (2012), Seasonal changes in leaf area of Amazon forests from leaf flushing and abscission, J. Geophys. Res., 117, G01015, doi:10.1029/2011JG0018. Read here
        +Most popular and downloaded article on JGR website

12. Ganguly, S, et al., A. Samanta, et al. (2012), Generating global Leaf Area Index from Landsat: Algorithm formulation and demonstration, Remote Sens. Environ. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.032. Read here

11. Samanta, A., et al. (2011), Comment on "Drought-induced reduction in global terrestrial net primary production from 2000 through 2009", Science, 333, 6046, doi: 10.1126/science.1199048. Read here Media Coverage

10. Xu, L., A. Samanta* et al. (2011), Widespread decline in greenness of Amazonian vegetation due to the 2010 drought, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2011GL046824. *Equal contributing author. Read here Media Coverage
        +Editor's highlight, and one of the most popular articles on GRL website

9. Samanta, A., S., Ganguly, and R. B. Myneni (2010), MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index data do not show greening of Amazon forests during the 2005 drought, New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03516.x. Read here
 
8. Samanta, A.,Ganguly, S., Hashimoto, H., Devadiga, S., Vermote, E., Knyazikhin, Y., Nemani, R. R., and Myneni, R. B. (2010), Amazon forests did not green-up during the 2005 drought, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L05401, doi:10.1029/2009GL042154. Read here Media Coverage
     *Second most downloaded article on Geophysical Research Letters Website

7. Samanta, A., Anderson, B. T., Ganguly, S., Nemani, R. R., and R. B. Myneni (2010), Physical climate response to a reduction of anthropogenic climate forcing, Earth Interactions, Vol. 14, Paper No. 7, doi: 10.1175/2010EI325.1, 2010. Read here

6. Kynazikhin, Y., A. Xu, M. A. Schull, R. B. Myneni, and A. Samanta (2010), Canopy spectral invariants. Part 1: A new concept in remote sensing of vegetation, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.06.014. Read here
 
5. Milesi, C., Samanta, A., Hashimoto, H., Krishna Kumar, K., Ganguly, S., Thenkabail, P. S., Srivastava, N., Nemani, R. R., and Myneni, R. B. (2010), Deteriorating food security in the water-limited tropics, Remote Sensing (special issue: Global croplands), 2(3), 758-776, doi:10.3390/rs2030758. Read here Media Coverage  download statistics

4. Schull, M.A., L. Xu, A. Samanta, S. Ganguly, P. Latorre Carmona, J.P. Jenkins, L. Plourde, Y. Knyazikhin, and R.B. Myneni (2010), Canopy spectral invariants, Part 2: Application to classification of forest types from hyperspectral data, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.06.004. Read here
 
3. Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Schull, M. A., Shabanov, N. V., Milesi, C., Nemani, R. R., Knyazikhin, Y.,and Myneni, R. B. (2008), Generating vegetation leaf area index Earth system data record from multiple sensors. Part 2: Implementation, analysis and validation, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 4318- 4332. Read here
 
2. Ganguly, S., Schull, M. A., Samanta, A., Shabanov, N. V., Milesi, C., Nemani, R. R., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B. (2008), Generating vegetation leaf area index Earth system data record from multiple sensors. Part 1: Theory, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 4333-4343. Read here 
 
1. Schull, M. A., Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Huang, D., Jenkins, J. P., Shabanov, N. V., Chiu, J. C.,Marshak, A., Blair, J. B., Myneni, R. B., and Knyazikhin, Y. (2007), Physical interpretation of the correlation between multi-angle spectral data and canopy height, Geophysical Research Letters, (doi: 10.1029/2007GL031143). Read here
 

Book Chapter
 
1. Samanta, A., et al. (2007), Image texture segmentation using 2-D fuzzy gabor filters, Fuzzy Logic and Its Applications in Technology and Management, Narosa Publishing House (ISBN: 978-81-7319-733-8), India.
 
 
Conferences
 
20. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Hashimoto, H., Devadiga, S., Vermote, E., Knyazikhin, Y., Nemani, R. R., and Myneni, R. B., Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought: Fact or Fiction? NASA MODIS Science Team Meeting, 2010, Washington, D.C., January.

19. Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Schull, M. A., Milesi, C., Nemani, R. R., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B., Earth System Data Record of Vegetation Leaf Area Index from Multiple Satellite-Borne Sensors: Evaluation and Validation, 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
18. Myneni, R. B., Samanta, A., Anderson, B. T., Ganguly, S., Knyazikhin, Y., and Nemani, R., R., Physical Climate Response to a Reduction of Anthropogenic Climate Forcing, 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
17. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Hashimoto, H., Devadiga, S., Vermote, E. F., Knyazikhin, Y., Nemani, R. R., and Myneni, R. B., Amazon Forests did not Green up During the 2005 Drought, 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
16. Milesi, C., Samanta, A., Hashimoto, H., Kumar, K., Ganguly, S., Thenkabail. P. S., Srivastava, A. N., Nemani, R. R., and Myneni, R. B., Deteriorating Food Security in India, 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
15. Schull, M., Xu, L., Latorre P. C., Samanta, A., Jenkins, J., Plourde, L., Ganguly, S., Myneni, R., and Knyazikhin, Y., Classification of Vegetation type using spectral invariant parameters, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IEEE IGARSS 2009), 2009, South Africa.
 
14. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Schull, M. A., Shabanov, N., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B., Collection 5 MODIS LAI/FPAR Products, 4th Global Vegetation Workshop, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, 2009, Montana, June.
 
13. Ganguly, S.,  Samanta, A., et al., Long-term Earth System Data Record of Vegetation Leaf Area Index from Multiple Satellite-Borne Sensors: Evaluation and Validation, International Conference on Land Surface Radiation and Energy Budgets: Observations, Modeling and Analysis, 2009, March, Beijing.
 
12. Schull, M. A., Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Myneni, R. B., Knyazikhin, Y., Classification of Forest Type From Space Using Recollision Probability, 2008 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
11. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Schull, M. A., Shabanov, N. V., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B., Collection 5 MODIS LAI/FPAR Products, 2008 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting,2008, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
10. Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Schull, M. A., Milesi, C., Nemani, R. R., Shabanov, N. V., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B., Earth System Data Record Of Vegetation Leaf Area Index From Multiple
Satellite-Borne Sensors: Evaluation And Validation, 2008 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
9. Ganguly, S., Schull, M. A., Samanta, A., Myneni, R. B., and Knyazikhin, Y., Retrieving canopy structure across multiple sensors, NASA VEG3D & Biomass Workshop (Defining Science andMeasurement requirements for future spaceborne missions), March, 2008, Charlottesville, VA.
 
8. Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Schull, M. A., Shabanov, N. V., Knyazikhin, Y., Myneni, R. B., Long term global LAI dataset from AVHRR: Evaluation and validation, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IEEE IGARSS 2008), 2008, Boston, USA.
 
7.  Schull, M. A., Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Strahler, A. H., Woodcock, W., Schaaf, C. B., Ni-Meister, W., Liu, J., Newnham, G. J., Yao, T., Zhao, F., Yang, X., Zhang, Q., Roman, M., Lee, S., Wang, Z., Shuai, Y., Shabanov, N. V., Myneni, R. B., and Knyazikhin, Y., Achieving full 3D canopy structure from lidar and multi-angular data, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IEEE IGARSS 2008), 2008, Boston, USA.
 
6. Ganguly, S., Schull, M. A., Samanta, A., Shabanov, N. V., Huang, D., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R. B., Physically based algorithm for generating long term AVHRR LAI and FPAR data records by joining GIMMS AVHRR and MODIS, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IEEE IGARSS 2007), 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
 
5. Schull, M. A., Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Huang, D., Jenkins, J. P., Knyazikhin, Y., Myneni, R. B., Retrieving 3D canopy structure from synergistic analysis of multi-angle and lidar data, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IEEE IGARSS 2007), 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
 
4. Schull, M. A., Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Huang, D., Jenkins, J. P., Myneni, R. B., Knyazikhin, Y., Retrieving canopy structure from MISR, MISR Science Team Meeting, 2006, Pasadena, CA, USA.
 
3. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S.,  Ray., A. K., and Chakrabarty, A., 2D fuzzy Gabor filters for texture classification, ISFUMIP National Conference on Fuzzy Logic and its Application in Technology and Management FLATeM, 2004, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, India.
 
2. Samanta, A., Ganguly, S., Ghosh, S. K., Gray, D., and Ray, A. K., Application of 2-D fuzzy Gabor  filter in SAR change detection, International conference on microwaves, antenna, propagation and remote sensing (ICMARS 2004) organized by International center for Radio Science (ICRS), 2004, India.
 
1. Ganguly, S., Samanta, A., Repeat pass SAR change detection using wavelet decomposition techniques and adaptive eigen mode reconstruction, National Conference on Radio Science (INCURSI 2003), National Physical Laboratory, 2003, India.