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2018 NISAR applications workshop: wetlands; workshop report

Show simple item record Stavros, Natasha Chapman, Bruce Simard, Marc Osmanoglu, Batu Jones, Cathleen Hakimdavar, Raha Jones, John W. Bowden, Gerald 2019-09-10T20:01:13Z 2019-09-10T20:01:13Z 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Jet Propulsion Laborary, Pasadena, CA, June 1, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#19-5621
dc.description.abstract Wetland ecosystems are a critical part of our natural environment, providing socioeconomic benefits to human communities and habitats to a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Socioeconomic benefits include improved water quality, flood control, foods, shoreline stabilization, groundwater recharge, and recreational opportunities. Wetlands also have a major role as carbon sinks and sources through processes that are influenced by the duration and timing of soil saturation and inundation. Thus, carbon and water cycle models must take into account wetland extent and seasonal patterns of wetland inundation. The joint NASA, US Geological Survey (USGS) and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) workshop focused on advancing wetland applications of the spaceborne NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mission (NISAR), a jointly developed satellite between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) expected for launch early 2022. Participants from 15 national and international organizations --including US Federal Agencies, nonprofits, academics, and the private sector-- had been identified as key-players in facilitating integration of Earth Observations into decision support workflows. Discussions were held over two and a half days to convey the knowledge and measurement needs of the wetlands community and discuss the delivery of relevant geospatial products that could be derived from NISAR data. While the community typically characterizes wetlands by their hydrological process, vegetation and soil types, a central defining characteristic is that a wetland is a land area inundated or saturated in the rootzone for at least 2 weeks of the average vegetation growing season. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2019 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;JPL Pub 19-3
dc.subject NISAR en_US
dc.subject Forest en_US
dc.subject Wetlands en_US
dc.subject Disturbance en_US
dc.subject SAR en_US
dc.subject Synthetic Aperture Radar en_US
dc.subject L-Band en_US
dc.subject FWS en_US
dc.subject USGS en_US
dc.subject User Needs en_US
dc.subject Community Assessment en_US
dc.title 2018 NISAR applications workshop: wetlands; workshop report en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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