Date of Award
Program or Major
Earth and Environmental Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Stephen E. Frolking
John D. Aber
Bobby H. Braswell
Remotely sensed images from satellites and aircrafts, as well as regional networks and monitoring stations such as eddy flux towers, are collecting large volumes of multivariate data that contain information about the land surface and ecosystem processes. To derive from these systems information and knowledge relevant to how the Earth system functions and how it is changing, we need tools that to filter and mine the large data streams currently being acquired at different spatial and temporal scales. A challenge for Earth System Science lies in accurately identifying and portraying the relationships between the measurements at the sensor and quantity o f interest (i.e. ecosystem process or land surface property).
Hagen, Stephen C., "LINKING MULTIVARIATE OBSERVATIONS OF THE LAND SURFACE TO VEGETATION PROPERTIES AND ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES" (2006). Doctoral Dissertations. 2433.