UCL Geography in NERC Science Highlights
Investigations into measuring forest growth from space, led by Dr Lewis in collaporation with the NERC Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics, have been listed amongst the twenty climate change science highlights in the NERC 2006-07 annual review.
UCL Geography is home to part of the NERC CTCD, a centre of excellence in Earth Observation science. The UCL team, led by Dr Lewis and in collaboration with CTCD colleagues at Edinburgh University, have been developing novel techniques for improving estimates of net carbon flux in forests by integrating satellite data with ecosystem models.
The techniques use state-of-the-art statistical methods, originally designed for missile targeting problems, to adjust model behaviour so that it matches satellite observations more closely.
The work has been listed amongst the twenty climate change science highlights in the NERC 2006-07 annual review. A paper led by Dr Tristan Quaife (UCL) will be published in a special issue of Remote Sensing of Environment in early 2008.
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