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Development and Evolution of NASA Satellite Remote Sensing for Ecology

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2293
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Published2024-06-14
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Description

This dataset provides a presentation that highlights the role NASA research and researchers played in developing a wide range of significant, quantitative ecological applications of satellite data. The presentation by Dr Diane E. Wickland, former NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program Manager and Lead for NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Focus Area, provides a top-level overview from her perspective of the development and evolution of the program. Dr Wickland joined NASA in 1985 to manage a newly formed Terrestrial Ecosystems Program. Along with other NASA program managers, she was charged with reorienting the program to be less empirical and have a greater focus on first principles, and to prepare for a next generation of earth-observing satellites. As an ecologist, she thought that focusing on important ecological questions and recruiting practicing ecologists to the program would facilitate such a change in directions. The presentation emphasizes the early years of U.S. satellite remote sensing and covers a few highlights after 2005.

Science Keywords

  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SOILS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • ECONOMIC RESOURCES
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
  • FIRE ECOLOGY
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • GLOBAL CHANGE RESPONSES
  • CLIMATE MITIGATION

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Wickland, D.E. 2023. Development and Evolution of NASA Satellite Remote Sensing for Ecology. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2293

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  • NASASatellite_Dev_Applications.pdf