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A Concise Experiment Plan for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

Documentation Revision Date: 2018-07-18

Data Set Version: 1

Summary

This document presents the Concise Experiment Plan for NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to serve as a guide to the Program as it identifies the research to be conducted under this study. Research for ABoVE will link field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite remote sensing, providing a foundation for improving the analysis and modeling capabilities needed to understand and predict ecosystem responses and societal implications. The ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan (ACEP) outlines the conceptual basis for the Field Campaign and expresses the compelling rationale explaining the scientific and societal importance of the study. It presents both the science questions driving ABoVE research as well as the top-level requirements for a study design to address them.

This dataset provides the archived copy of the ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan in pdf format, as well as high-resolution copies of the figures from the document.

Figure 1: The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign that will take place in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021.

Citation

ABOVE SCIENCE DEFINITION TEAM. 2014. A Concise Experiment Plan for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1617

Table of Contents

  1. Data Set Overview
  2. Data Characteristics
  3. Application and Derivation
  4. Quality Assessment
  5. Data Acquisition, Materials, and Methods
  6. Data Access
  7. References

Data Set Overview

Project: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign based in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021. Research for ABoVE links field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors, providing a foundation for improving the analysis and modeling capabilities needed to understand and predict ecosystem responses and societal implications.

ABoVE Science Definition Team

Eric S. Kasischke (Co-Chair, University of Maryland)

Daniel J. Hayes (Co-Chair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Sharon Billings (University of Kansas)

Natalie Boelman (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University)

Stephen Colt (University of Alaska, Anchorage)

Joshua Fisher (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Scott Goetz (Woods Hole Research Center)

Peter Griffith [ex officio] (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Sigma Space)

Guido Grosse (Alfred Wegener Inst. Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)

Forrest Hall (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/JCET)

Robert Harriss (Environmental Defense Fund)

Jeremy Karchut (National Park Service)

Elisabeth Larson [ex officio] (NASA Headquarters/AAAS Fellow)

Michelle Mack (University of Florida)

A. David McGuire (U.S. Geological Survey)

Donald McLennan (Canadian High Arctic Research Station)

Juha Metsaranta (Natural Resources Canada)

Charles Miller (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Michael Rawlins (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Robert Striegl (U.S. Geological Survey)

Matthew Sturm (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

Colm Sweeney (NOAA/ESRL GMD)

Ruth Varner (University of New Hampshire)

Diane Wickland [ex officio] (NASA Headquarters)

Stan Wullschleger (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

 

Acknowledgements:

The Science Definition Team would like to acknowledge the contributions of the participants and members of previous workshops and review teams who contributed to the reports and recommendations that provided the foundation for this Concise Experiment Plan. We would also like to thank the individuals and organizations who met with the Science Definition Team and its members, in particular those who took time from their schedules to organize and lead visits to potential research sites or to organize meetings with those interested in collaborating with NASA during ABoVE. Finally, we thank the staff of NASA’s Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office who ably supported the Science Definition Team during meetings and in the generation of this report. Writing of this report was funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program.

Data Characteristics

This dataset provides the archived copy of the ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan in pdf format (Concise_Experiment_Plan_for_NASA_ABoVE.pdf ).

Companion Files:

Also provided are

1. High-resolution copies of the figures from the document (compressed in ACEP_Figures.zip)

2. List of changes to the experiment plan (ACEP_Erratum.pdf)

3. A copy of this user guide document (ABoVE_Concise_Experiment_Plan.pdf)

Application and Derivation

ABoVE aims to build a lasting legacy of research through an expanded knowledge base, the provision of key datasets, the development of decision support products and the fostering of new partnerships.

Quality Assessment

Not applicable

Data Acquisition, Materials, and Methods

 Additional information on ABoVE can be found at: http://above.nasa.gov.

Data Access

These data are available through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

A Concise Experiment Plan for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

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References