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Marko Scholze

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Paving the Road to Flex and Biomass : The Land Surface Carbon Constellation Study


  • N. Rodriguez-Fernandez
  • M. Barbier
  • J. Verrelst
  • H. Lindqvist
  • E. Bueechi
  • P. Reyes Munoz
  • A. Mialon
  • M. Vreugdenhil
  • W. Dorigo
  • A. Bouvet
  • Y. Kerr
  • M. Vossbeck
  • T. Kaminski
  • M. Scholze

Summary, in English

Remote sensing observations of variables related to vegetation at microwave and optical/infrared wavelengths are presented over three regions in Europe in the Iberian peninsula, northern Finland and central Europe. They include the instrumented sites of Las Majadas, Sodankyla and Reusel. The final goal is to better constrain land carbon cycle models using the complementarities of vegetation optical depth derived at different frequencies from active and passive instruments (related to vegetation water content and biomass) as well as optical data of the fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation or solar induced fluorescence, closely linked to photosynthesis. The first results confirm this complementarity. For instance, time series of different variables exhibit positive correlations in some areas and negative correlations in other areas.


  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • MERGE: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system

Publishing year







International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)



Document type

Conference paper


IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Research


  • L-Band
  • Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite
  • Vegetation Optical Depth

Conference name

2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2022

Conference date

2022-07-17 - 2022-07-22

Conference place

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




  • ISBN: 9781665427920