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Wetland Extent and Methane Dynamics: An Overview of the ESA ALANIS-Methane Project

By Garry Hayman, Annett Bartsch, Catherine Prigent, Felipe Aires, Michael Buchwitz, John Burrows, Oliver Schneising, Eleanor Blyth, Douglas Clark, Fiona O'Connor and Nicola Gedney

Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA), as part of its Support to Science Element (STSE), has initiated the Atmosphere-LANd Interactions Study (ALANIS) in collaboration with the Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS). One of the three themes in ALANIS is considering wetland dynamics and methane emissions (denoted hereinafter ALANIS methane). The ALANIS methane project has a focus on the boreal Eurasia region. The main goal of the project is to produce and use a suite of relevant information derived from Earth Observation (EO) for this domain to validate and improve one of the next generation land-surface models and thus reduce current uncertainties in wetland-related CH4 emissions. This paper presents an overview of the project, the products and its current status

Topics: Meteorology and Climatology, Hydrology, Earth Sciences
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:12767

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