EcoSpec Project: Investigating the Indicative Power of Hyperspectral Data for Ecosystem Functions (An Introduction to Hyperspectral Remote Sensing)

Event Sponsor: 
Environmental Science Brown Bag Seminar
Start Date: 
Jun 27 2016 - 12:30pm
Building 240/Room 1407
Argonne National Laboratory
Yuki Hamada
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Argonne National Laboratory, EVS

Climate change often seems concerned mainly with greenhouse gases far above the Earth. However, the atmosphere, land, and ocean all play important roles in climate dynamics. In addition to the functions of atmosphere and ocean and their interactions, research into functions of biosphere and its interactions with near-surface atmosphere is necessary in order to better understand climate change. In 2014, Argonne’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) funded a three-year project, known as the EcoSpec project, to investigate how high temporal frequency, hyperspectral reflectance measurements may be used to study ecosystem functions and climate interactions. While the EcoSpec project has a specific goal and objectives within ecological and climate change research, the project can be viewed as a case study for other applications of the basic principles of hyperspectral remote sensing and the universal challenges of handling large, complex data. This seminar will include a brief introduction of hyperspectral remote sensing, our experiences during data collection and manipulation, and our continuing progress in order to set a point of departure for a seminar series on hyperspectral data collection and analytics using the EcoSpec project as a case study.

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