GC22D:
Research Results from the Multiseason, Multiyear Western U.S. NASA Remote Measurement Science Campaign I


Session ID#: 10363

Session Description:
In order to quantify ecosystem characteristics, composition and dynamics with measurements from the visible through thermal infrared, NASA conducted a multi-season, multi-year science campaign over 6 large regions of the western U.S. in preparation for the future HyspIRI Mission.  Full visible through short wavelength infrared imaging spectroscopy as well as thermal infrared multispectral images were acquired.  These data captured a diverse surface types with results spanning terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem composition, function, biochemistry, seasonality, and modeling; urban land cover, temperature, evapotranspiration; surface energy balance; atmospheric characterization and local methane sources; surface geology, resources, soils, and hazards. The campaign also captured the onset of the most severe draught in California’s history and includes the Rim and King fire impact zones.  This session provides an opportunity for investigators to summarize their latest results.
Primary Conveners:  David R Thompson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Simon J Hook, Robert O Green and Morgan L Cable, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chairs:  Morgan L Cable, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and David R Thompson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Morgan L Cable, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
9805 Instruments useful in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda
Susan Ustin1, Keely L Roth1, Margarita Huesca1, Angeles Casas1, Karine Adeline1, Darren Drewry2, Alexander Koltunov1 and Carlos Ramirez3, (1)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)USDA Forest Service, Vallejo, CA, United States
Gregory Paul Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, United States and Carnegie Airborne Observatory Team
Luis Guanter1, Karl Segl1, Saskia Foerster1, André Hollstein1, Hermann Josef Kaufmann1, Godela Rossner2, Christian Chlebek2, Andreas Mueller3, Tobias Storch3 and Bernhard Sang4, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)German Aerospace Center DLR Bonn, Bonn, Germany, (3)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (4)OHB System AG, Munich, Germany
Philip E Dennison1, Austin Coates1, Dar A Roberts2 and Keely L Roth3, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Philip A Townsend1, Eric L Kruger2, Aditya Singh3, Andrew Jablonski2, Steve Kochaver2 and Shawn Serbin4, (1)University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (4)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States
Robert O Green, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Vincent J Realmuto, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, David R Thompson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Natalie M Mahowald, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Ron L Miller, NASA/GISS, New York, NY, United States, Roger Nelson Clark, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, Gregg A Swayze, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States and Greg S Okin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dongdong Wang and Shunlin Liang, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States