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: April
Joel McCorkel1, Brendan McAndrew2, Kurt Thome1, Jim Butler1 (NASA/GSFC. 1: Code 618, 2: Code 551)
Graphic b: GLAMR consists of several laser systems to achieve spectral tunability over the full solar reflective spectrum. This photo shows a portable optical table that hosts two LBO-based optical parametric oscillators that provide most of this spectrum.
Latest News: Doug Morton (Code 618) recently published a News and Views article in Nature Climate Change. Entitled “Forest Carbon Fluxes: A Satellite Perspective”, the article highlights the importance of satellite observations from Landsat, ICESat-2, GEDI, and other missions for quantifying carbon emissions from tropical forests.
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Weekly Highlights: April 25th
Fatoyinbo. Lola Fatoyinbo (618) attended the NISAR Science Peer Review at JPL in Pasadena, CA on April 20th. The aim of the review was to update the current NISAR SRB on the progress of the NISAR (NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) data products and algorithms. Dr. Fatoyinbo is a member of the NISAR SRB, representing Ecosystem science.
Alonzo. Alonzo M (618/NPP), McFadden JP, Nowak DJ, Roberts DA. 2016. Mapping urban forest structure and function using hyperspectral imagery and lidar data. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 17: 135-147, doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.04.003.
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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: Ben Devries, Thursday, May 12th, 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.