What was the purpose of SIFLEX?
The main goal of the Solar Induced Fluorescence Experiment (SIFLEX) 2002 campaign was to understand whether solar-induced fluorescence measurements might someday be used to monitor and map the photochemical activity of boreal forests from space. More specifically the objectives were to:
- measure and quantify the solar-induced fluorescence flux in the A and B oxygen absorption bands during spring thaw in a boreal forest
- collect complementary measurements for fluorescence interpretation and radiative modelling purposes, for example spectral reflectance and solar irradiance data
- collect a CO2 flux dataset for the study of linkage between photosynthetic activity indicators (e.g. fluorescence and PRI) and CO2.
What was the outcome of SIFLEX?
In general, SIFLEX was a highly successful experiment, because it not only demonstrated the possibility to measure fluorescence even in the case of difficult targets, but it has also provided new ideas for future developments.
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Digital Object Identifier: https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-csdpk0y - SIFLEX: "Solar Induced Fluorescence Experiment (SIFLEX)"