Secretariat

Hanne Schmidt-Przebierala
Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture

Bundesallee 65
38116 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 531 596 2601
Fax: +49 531 596 2699
ak@thuenen.de


Application of the EO-LDAS Prototype

Project

Flux tower with greenhouse gas measurements at the Gebesee agricultural site (c) Thünen-Institut/Jeremy Smith
Flux tower with greenhouse gas measurements at the Gebesee agricultural site (© Thünen-Institut/Jeremy Smith)

Application of the EO-LDAS Prototype and Data Base to Prepare Sentinel-2 Assimilation

The application of the EO-LDAS-prototype, a data assimilation scheme of Sentinel-2 satellite data, aims at improving the monitoring of the vegetated land surface with satellite observations. EO-LDAS is an acronym for Earth Observation - Land Data Assimilation System.

Background and Objective

The basic approach is to combine satellite data with different ground measurements via a modeling system in such a way that it can be used for calculating the regional budgets of green house gases.

Approach

In this project, the EO-LDAS-prototype data is used for the first time in a practical application at the Gebesee agricultural site (ICOS-D). The multi-year campaigns of vegetation parameters and the continuous eddy covariance flux measurements (CO2, H2O) allow to evaluate the EO-LDAS-prototype as well as to develop and calibrate the modeling system.

The project EO-LDAS is led by the department of Earth Observation (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena).

Links and Downloads

www.eo.uni-jena.de/7788.0.html

Areal photograph of the agricultural region around the flux tower (red cross)
Areal photograph of the agricultural region around the flux tower (red cross) (© GDI-Th, Download über www.geoportal-th.de)
Remote sensing data from the Sentinel-2 satellite
Remote sensing data from the Sentinel-2 satellite (© ESA, www.esa.int)

Thünen-Contact


Involved external Thünen-Partners

  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    (Jena, Deutschland)

Funding Body

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
    (national, öffentlich)

Duration

6.2013 - 6.2017

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: finished

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