USGS AirMOSS - Chamela, MexicoEntry ID: airmoss_chamela_mexico
Abstract: North American ecosystems are critical components of the global carbon cycle, exchanging large amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases with the atmosphere. Net ecosystem exchange (NEE) quantifies these carbon fluxes, but current continental-scale estimates contain high levels of uncertainty. Root-zone soil moisture (RZSM) and its spatial and temporal hetergeneity influence NEE and contribute as much as 60-80 percent to the uncertainty. Energy and CO2 Fluxes have been monitored from 1997 to 2007 using Bowen Ratio technique, and since spring of 2004 with eddy covariance.
Purpose: The goal of the Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) project is to provide a new NEE estimate for North America with reduced uncertainty by (1) providing high-resolution observations of RZSM over regions representative of the major North American biomes, (2) quantifying the impact of RZSM on the estimation of regional carbon fluxes, and (3) upscaling the reduced uncertainty estimates of regional carbon fluxes to the continental scale of North America.
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > EROSION
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > REFORESTATION
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: lta at usgs.gov
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-12-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-07