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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Stephanie Debats conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Dee Luo performed the experiments, assisted with coding algorithm.

Lyndon Estes conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper, provided remote sensing expertise.

Thomas J Fuchs conceived and designed the experiments.

Kelly K Caylor reviewed drafts of the paper.

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We are working on a robust open source version of our algorithm for future release on Github.


This work was supported by funds from the Princeton Environmental Institute (Walbridge Fund, Mary and Randall Hack '69 Research Fund, and the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (PEI-STEP) Fellowship), the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Strategic University Partnerships (JPL SURP) Graduate Research Program (1524338), and the National Science Foundation (SES-1360463 and BCS-1026776). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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