Remote Sensing in the Biogeosciences
|Convener: Frank Veroustraete | Co-Conveners: Willem Verstraeten , Klaus Scipal , Wolfgang Wagner , Inge Jonckheere|
This session focuses on the biogeosciences of the Earth system in the past, present, and future. The emerging field of biogeosciences spans the research fields between biology and the geosciences and fosters an increase in understanding the functions of the Earth system across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Studies in the biogeosciences use multiple evidence threads from diverse fields to enhance our understanding of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as extreme environments. Specific topics within the scope of the session include the application or use of remote sensing techniques in process-based, theoretical, experimental and field studies of biogeochemistry, biogeophysics, atmosphere-, land-, and ocean-ecosystem interactions and plant life in extreme environments or hazardous conditions.
Additionally, the interpretation of the remote sensing signal is an important focus of this session as well. Hence this session aims to bring together scientists from the remote sensing and biogeosciences communities to share information on the latest advances in remote sensing with respect to biogeophysical processes. We look forward to receive contributions within this thematic framework.