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December 1, 2019

As one of the associate editors for the Data-driven Climate Sciences section of Frontiers in Big Data, Alex is co-editing a research topic (virtual special issue) on 'Big Data for understanding tropical ecosystem services' together with Kyle Davis and Rafael Schmitt. We are interested in a wide variety of topics related to using data to better understand ecosystem service variability in the sparsely observed tropics. Papers should use at least two different types of data. More details on the special issue can be found here. Abstracts are due March 1st, 2020. 

October 14, 2019

To find out more about the workshop and see Alex's introductory talk about remote sensing of vegetation water content, click here. Yanlan and Natan were also among the 34 international attendees of the workshop. Thnak you to all the attendees for stimulating discussions!

September 18, 2019

The paper shows that, contrary to popular wisdom, vegetation density is sufficiently low (likely due to land use change) in many Insular Southeast Asian peatlands to allow for soil moisture retrieval using SMAP. SMAP soil moisture carries information about burned area with as much as 30 days lag time, and provides information not contained in commonly-used precipitation metrics, because soil moisture is also influenced by anthropogenic canal-building in the area. The paper can be found here. Stanford's press release about the article can be found here

September 1, 2019

Caroline presented her work about the effect of pluvials on ecosystem growth, and Greg presented on parameter uncertainty vs. structural uncertainty in CARDAMOM and other models, as well as an attribution of historical CO2 uptake due to climate change.