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Integrating remote sensing, landscape flux measurements, and phenology to understand the impacts of climate change on Australian landscapes

Funding: 2011: $80,000
2012: $65,000
2013: $65,000

Project Member(s): Huete, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2011

Summary: This project aims to combine satellite data with field tower measurements to more accurately map the water and carbon status of Australian landscapes. This will provide valuable information on land surface changes and improve model predictions of water balance, productivity, and health in response to climate change and land use impacts.

Publications:

Barraza, V, Alfredo Huete, Dara Entekhabi, Esteban Roitberg, Francisco Grings, María Gassmann, Mariano Franco, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe & Vanesa Douna 2019, 'Estimation of latent heat flux using satellite land surface temperature and a variational data assimilation scheme over a eucalypt forest savanna in Northern Australia', Agricultural and forest meteorology., vol. 268, pp. 341-353.
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Barraza, V, Restrepo-Coupe, N, Huete, A, Grings, F, Beringer, J, Cleverly, J & Eamus, D 2017, 'Estimation of latent heat flux over savannah vegetation across the North Australian Tropical Transect from multiple sensors and global meteorological data', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 232, pp. 689-703.
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Restrepo Coupe, N, Huete, A, Davies, K, Cleverly, J, Beringer, J, Eamus, D, van Gorsel, E, Hutley, LB & Meyer, WS 2016, 'MODIS vegetation products as proxies of photosynthetic potential along a gradient of meteorologically and biologically driven ecosystem productivity', Biogeosciences, vol. 13, no. 19, pp. 5587-5608.
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Eamus, D, Zolfaghar, S, Villalobos-Vega, R, Cleverly, J & Huete, A 2015, 'Groundwater-dependent ecosystems: recent insights, new techniques and an ecosystem-scale threshold response', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 4677-4754.
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2014, Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
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Keywords: Remote sensing, evapotranspiration, carbon fluxes, Phenology, Ecosystems.

FOR Codes: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, Ecosystem Function, Environmental Monitoring, Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments, Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts), Forest and Woodlands Water Management