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Terrestrial Ecology (TE)

TE-18: Regional-Scale Carbon Flux from Modeling and Remote Sensing

P.I.(s): Forrest G. Hall, Piers J. Sellers -- NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Objectives: To use long-term satellite remote sensing to characterize the successional and disturbance dynamics at a regional scale and to associate, via the use of carbon flux models, these dynamics with carbon flux.
Landsat MSS and TM, SPOT and AVHRR data will be acquired for the BOREAS region, including the Southern and Northern Study Area and the intervening transect for the period of record of each satellite (Landsat back to 1972). Key successional stages will be identified using pattern recognition and image analysis. The rates of changes between successional stages will then be quantified using change analyses. These results will be combined with ecophysiological models that relate carbon flux to the successional state and climate history to estimate regional carbon flux.

TE-18 Pictures

Land Cover Classifcation image
of the SSA (Aug 6, 1990)

Land Cover Classifcation image
of the NSA (July 25, 1990)
These Classification images are sub-sampled multi-band composite
versions of the large images available on the BOREAS FTP site.

TE-18 Data Sets

  • SAs Landsat TM Classifications
  • Biophysical parameters

  • Get some TE-18 data using FTP (BOREAS Investigators only, password required). [FTP Help]

    Data Sets