GOES-R land surface products at Western Hemisphere eddy covariance tower locations

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Danielle Losos, Sophie Hoffman, Paul Christopher Stoy 


The terrestrial carbon cycle varies dynamically over short periods that can be difficult to observe. Geostationary (“weather”) satellites like the Geostationary Environmental Operational Satellite - R Series (GOES-R) deliver near-hemispheric imagery at a ten-minute cadence, and its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) measures visible and near-infrared spectral bands that can be used to estimate land surface properties and carbon dioxide flux. GOES-R data are designed for real-time dissemination and are difficult to link with eddy covariance time series of land-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchange. We compiled time series of GOES-R land surface attributes including visible and near-infrared reflectances, land surface temperature, and downwelling shortwave radiation (DSR) at 314 ABI fixed grid pixels containing eddy covariance towers. We demonstrate how to best combine satellite and in-situ datasets, and show how ABI attributes useful for carbon cycle science vary across space and time. By connecting observation networks that infer rapid changes to the carbon cycle, we can gain a richer understanding of the processes that control it.




Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences


geostationary satellite, surface reflectance, shortwave radiation, GOES-R, top-of-atmosphere reflectance, shortwave albedo, NDVI, NIRv, NIRvP


Published: 2023-05-24 17:51

Last Updated: 2023-05-25 00:51


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