Monitoring change in Alaska and the Arctic
By monitoring trends such as
In the summer of 2017, an ABoVE airborne remote sensing campaign collected an extensive data set over study sites in Alaska and northwestern Canada. The campaign was coordinated with multiple U.S. agencies, including NASA, DOE, NSF, NOAA, USDA-Forest Service, U.S Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as Canadian partners. Flights were coordinated across multiple field sites in Alaska and northwestern Canada during the growing season to link remote sensing data with key environmental and societal processes. ABoVE will continue the cooperative remote sensing campaign during the summers of 2018–2020 using the Airborne Visual Imaging Infrared Spectrometer, L-Band Radar, and possibly the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor.
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