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Airborne Fluxes and Meteorology (AFM)
AFM-14: Use of Biophysical Models and Satellite Remote Sensing to Quantify the Climate/Land Surface Interactions Over a Boreal Forest Biome
P.I.(s): Piers J. Sellers, Forrest G. Hall -- NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Objectives: Photosynthesis and transpiration models (e.g., SiB2 of Sellers et al., BGC of Running et al., the model of Bonan et al.), are being used in conjunction with remote sensing inputs of canopy process and biophysical parameters, landscape level disturbance and successional patterns to:
The linked stomatal resistance-photosynthesis SiB2 model is being used in the inverse-mode to calculate canopy photosynthetic capacities, bulk stomatal conductance etc., appropriate to each BOREAS flux site and compare the model predictions to tower measurements.
- simulate changes in energy and water exchange as a function of climate change scenarios
- simulate associated changes in growth rates and carbon storage associated with the successional stages in the boreal forest.
Piers Sellers and "Eyeball"
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Last Updated: October 20, 1997