Title: An interactive tool to analyse the benefit of space missions sensing the terrestrial vegetetation
Authors: KAMINSKI ThomasKNORR WolfgangSCHOLZE M.GOBRON NadinePINTY BernardGIERING RalfMATHIEU Pierre Philippe
Citation: (IGARSS) 2012, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth p. 4883 - 4886
Publisher: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC77824
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1159-5
ISSN: 2153-6996
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6352518
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352518
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The terrestrial biosphere is currently a strong sink for anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Through the radiative properties of CO2 the strength of this sink has a direct influence on the radiative budget of the global climate system. The accurate assessment of this sink and its evolution under a changing climate is, hence, paramount for any efficient management strategies of the terrestrial carbon sink to avoid dangerous climate change. Unfortunately, simulations of carbon and water fluxes with terrestrial biosphere models exhibit large uncertainties. A considerable fraction of this uncertainty is reflecting uncertainty in the parameter values of the process formulations within the models. The use of observational information is required to reduce this uncertainty. Systematic model calibration through inversion procedures can infer parameter ranges that are consistent with the observations and exclude parameter ranges that are inconsistent with observations.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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