Product Type: Science Feature
Author(s): Holcombe, T. and J. Morisette
Holcombe, T. and J. Morisette. 2010. Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM). http://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/publications/pub_abstract.asp?PubID=22811.
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As of September 2009, the USGS Fort Collins Science Center has a newly renovated facility known as the Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM), which provides a collaborative working environment for up to 20 scientists. This space is a facility for collaborative research within the USGS and the wider research community. There are networked, wireless computing facilities with the ability to run and test various models (e.g., Maxent, Boosted Regression Trees, Logistic Regression, MARS, Random Forest) for a variety of spatial scales (county, state, region, nation, or global). These techniques use predictor layers from MODIS time-series data as well as current and future climate layers (near- and long-term projections). The main purpose of the RAM is to bring together remote sensing and climate forecasting experts, habitat modelers, field ecologists, and land managers in a synergistic environment...