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

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.

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

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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