Remote Sensing of Aquatic Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Biodiversity
Satellite observations offer environmental monitoring and water resource management communities a unique capability to observe changes in water conditions across spatial and temporal scales not feasible with field-based monitoring alone. Research in the LOA Lab combines satellite data sets with multidisciplinary observations of atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic processes to study impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbance on aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry and biodiversity. Some of our work is conducted as part of preparation efforts for future satellite missions, including PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem), GLIMR (Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer) and SBG (Surface Biology and Geology), to inform measurement requirements and optimal remote sensing design of new satellite sensors and mitigate risks while maximizing the return of future NASA satellite missions.
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