The BOREAS Information System
Remote Sensing Science (RSS)

RSS-8: MODIS Land Team (Modland) Algorithm Development for Boreal Forests: Participation in BOREAS

P.I.(s): Steven W. Running -- University of Montana
Co-I(s): Jan-Peter Muller -- Univ. College London; Dorothy Hall, Yoram Kaufman -- NASA/GSFC; Alfredo Huete -- Univ. of Arizona; Zhengming Wan -- CRSEO Univ. of Calif.; Christopher Justice -- NASA/GSFC; D. Carneggie -- USGS EDC

Objectives: To take ground validation measurements of:

Another main purpose is to use carbon and water flux measurements taken from cuvette, tower and aircraft levels by other investigators to validate our hierarchical modeling of ecosystem water and carbon balances done with FOREST-BGC and our current NDVI modeling. We are integrating these core products into new spatially scalable estimates of daily photosynthesis-respiration balances, evapotranspiration, and soil decomposition and CO2 production. These products, tested and validated during the IFCs, will be extrapolated to the global boreal forest biome.

RSS-8 Pictures

The NASA ER-2 carrying the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS)

View the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) WWW Pages.
View a MAS image of Candle Lake in the Southern Study Area.

RSS-8 Data Sets

  • BRDF
  • Canopy Photography
  • Surface Temperature Map
  • Land Cover Map
  • LAI Map
  • NPP, GPP, NEE, R Maps
  • Snow Cover Map
  • BIOME-BGC Results

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    Last Updated: October 21, 1997