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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: AIRBORNE MEASUREMENT OF LAND-SURFACE ENERGY, WATER AND CARBON FLUXES OVER HETEROGENEOUS

Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-13610-028-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 14, 2008
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

Objective:
To determine spatially averaged evapotranspiration, as well as carbon and heat fluxes, between the plot and the regional scale (~20km) using a dedicated flux aircraft over irrigated agricultural region in the Texas High Plains (THS), to process and analyze the flux data using different aggregation techniques to enhance the utility of the data set for ALEXI/disALEXI model validation, scaling, and verification studies, and to provide additional flight activities and data collection to enhance the multi-disciplinary research occurrring during the intensive observation periods (i.e., providing boundary layer development data).

Approach:
Work with UA_AERO scientist to coordinate and execute a series of airborne flux measurement campaigns. Use the resulting large-scale flux datasets to contrain/validate ALEXI model estimates and improve embedding algorithms.

Last Modified: 8/21/2014
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