Biospheric Sciences - 618
Biospheric Sciences is a part of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Biospheric Sciences studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, modeling, and advanced analytical techniques.
Research Highlights: August
Batuhan Osmanoglu (618), SeungKuk Lee, Rafael Rincon (555), Lola Fatoyinbo (618), Tobias Bollian, Jon Ranson (618) NASA/GSFC
“EcoSAR Measurements for March 2014” shows the first images processed for Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica . In its full capacity EcoSAR is capable of generating 16 polarimetric images using its two antennas. During the 2014 flight campaign EcoSAR collected fully polarimetric data on the right wing antenna and single pass interferometric data utilizing both antennae and horizontal polarization. Technical issues with the left side radar processor limited data acquisition to horizontal polarization. Recent upgrades fixed the problem and EcoSAR is ready to acquire
Latest News: Lab member Brent Holben has been selected as a 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in recognition of his research accomplishments and leadership of the AERONET program. Congratulations to Brent and the other 2016 AGU Fellows.
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Weekly Highlights: July 25th
Published or Accepted Papers:
Ungar. Thompson, D.R., A.K. Thorpe, C. Frankenberg, R.O. Green, R. Duren, L. Guanter, A. Hollstein, E. Middleton (618), L. Ong, and S. Ungar (618) (2016). Space-based remote imaging spectroscopy of the Aliso Canyon CH4 super-emitter. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI:10.1002/, accepted May 22, 2016.
Wooten. Carroll M.L. (618/SSAI), M.R. Wooten (618/SSAI), C. Dimiceli, R.A. Sohlberg, and J.R.G. Townshend. 2016. ABoVE: Surface Water Extent, Boreal and Tundra Regions, North America, 1991-2011. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. ABoVE Water Maps represent 3 epochs (1991, 2001, 2011) of surface water in the ABoVE study domain. The maps are now publicly available via the Oak Ridge National Laboratory DAAC (ORNL-DAAC).
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Brown Bag Seminars
Brown Bag Seminars are initiated as an informal forum to present your new work or updates to your 618 colleagues.
Seminars are typically held on Thursdays between 12:00 and 1:00 PM.
Next Seminar: David Coomes, Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Please check the calendar for a list of past and upcoming seminars.
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Contact information for scientists can be found in the personnel list.