Landflux.org is an effort to provide global scale fluxes of carbon, water and energy between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere using remote sensing observations.
Remote sensing methods are developed and tested using process-level studies and ecosystem-level fluxes in a diversity of biomes then applied at the global scale with satellite observations.
- Satellites provide measures of canopy light absorptance, vegetation phenology and near-surface weather conditions at the global scale.
- Micrometeorological towers provide measurements of biosphere-atmosphere fluxes of carbon, water and energy at the ecosystem scale.
- Ecophysiological measurements provide process-level understanding of component fluxes at leaf to whole plant scales.
Together, these measurements are used to develop, test and apply remote sensing methods.