Peter Claggett is a research geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Eastern Geographic Science Center. He has worked at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office since 2002, where he leads the Land Data Team that conducts research on land change characterization, analysis, and modeling in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Claggett led the development of the Chesapeake Bay Land Change Model and urban land use data for use in its Phase 5.x watershed models. Currently, he is exploring alternative methods for simulating urban growth, initiating a study on the impact of impervious surface patterns on water quality, and pursuing the concept of crediting land-use planning as a “Best Management Practice” in the context of the Bay TMDL from both modeling and policy perspectives.
Interviews with Peter ClaggettPeter Claggett sees changes to Chesapeake Bay with Landsat