ABoVE

ABoVE is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign being conducted in Alaska and Western Canada. ABoVE’s science objectives are broadly focused on (1) gaining a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic and boreal ecosystems to environmental change in western North America, and (2) providing the scientific basis for informed decision-making to guide societal responses at local to international levels. Research for ABoVE links field-based studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors, providing a foundation for improving predictive capabilities needed to understand ecosystem responses and societal implications of climate change. Scientists in Code SGE are modeling ecosystem carbon fluxes of CO2 and methane using NASA’s MODIS and Landsat imagery across the entire ABoVE study domain of Alaska and Canada. Christopher Potter (SGE) is a member of the JPL Science Team (C. Miller, PI) for “Quantifying CO2 and CH4 Fluxes from Vulnerable Arctic-Boreal Ecosystems Across Spatial and Temporal Scales”.