Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department or School/College
College of Forestry and Conservation
John S. Kimball
Steve W. Running
Cory C. Cleveland Anna Sala Ragan M. Callaway
Vegetation, Soil, Soil Moisture, Ecosystems, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change
University of Montana
Biogeochemistry | Dynamic Systems | Hydrology | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | Other Forestry and Forest Sciences | Systems Biology | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
This dissertation describes the estimation, error quantification, and incorporation of land surface information from microwave satellite remote sensing for modeling global ecosystem land-atmosphere net CO2 exchange. Retrieval algorithms were developed for estimating soil moisture, surface water, surface temperature, and vegetation phenology from microwave imagery timeseries. Soil moisture retrievals were merged with model-based soil moisture estimates and incorporated into a light-use efficiency model for vegetation productivity coupled to a soil decomposition model. Results, including state and uncertainty estimates, were evaluated with a global eddy covariance flux tower network and other independent global model- and remote-sensing based products.
Jones, Lucas Alan, "Synthesis of Satellite Microwave Observations for Monitoring Global Land-Atmosphere CO2 Exchange" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10873.
Biogeochemistry Commons, Dynamic Systems Commons, Hydrology Commons, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Commons, Other Forestry and Forest Sciences Commons, Systems Biology Commons, Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology Commons
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