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GlobCarbon: Multi-Sensor Estimation of Global Biophysical Products for Global Terrestrial Carbon Studies

Stephen Plummer(1), Olivier Arino(2), Franck Ranera(3), Kevin Tansey(4), Roland Leigh(4), Jing Chen(5), Geert Borstlap(6), Bart Beusen(6), Walter Heyns(6), Riccardo Benedetti(7), Roselyne Lacaze(8), Sebastien Garrigues(9), Shaun Quegan(10), Tristan Quaife(11), Martin De Kauwe(11), Michael Raupach(12), Peter Briggs(12), Ben Poulter(13), Philippe Ciais(14) and Peter Rayner(14)

(1) IGBP-ESA, ESA-ESRIN, 00044 Frascati, Italy
(2) ESA, ESA-ESRIN, 00044 Frascati, Italy
(3) SERCO spa, ESA-ESRIN, 00044 Frascati, Italy
(4) University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
(5) University of Toronto, 100 St George St, Toronto, Canada
(6) VITO, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium
(7) LAMMA, Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
(8) MEDIAS France, 18, avenue Edouard Belin, 31401 Toulouse, France
(9) NASA GSFC, Biospheric Sciences Branch, Greenbelt MD 20771, United States
(10) CTCD, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom
(11) CTCD, UCL, Gower St, London, United Kingdom
(12) CSIRO, Earth Observation Center, Canberra, Australia
(13) PIK, Telegrafenburg, Potsdam, D14412, Germany
(14) LSCE, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif/Yvette, France


The ESA GLOBCARBON project aimed to generate fully calibrated estimates of at-land products quasi-independent of the original Earth Observation source for use in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models, a central component of the ESSP Global Carbon Project. The service features global estimates of: burned area, fAPAR, LAI and vegetation growth cycle from 1998 to 2007 when overlap exists between ESA Earth Observation sensors (ATSR-2, AATSR and MERIS) and VEGETATION. This paper presents an analysis of results of the re-processed GLOBCARBON products.


Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry