Earth observation for land-atmosphere interaction science
Earth observation for land-atmosphere interaction science
Editor(s): D. Fernández Prieto, M. Marconcini, A. Reissell, J. Kesselmeier, and M. Ellis
The Special Issue aims at establishing a broad scientific platform for disseminating the results of the "Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science" conference (jointly organized by ESA, iLEAPS and EGU), which took place in Frascati last 3-5 November 2010. In particular, the Special Issue will provide a complete and comprehensive synopsis of stateof- art research activities and developments exploiting Earth observation (EO) data in support of land-atmosphere interaction studies.

Land-atmosphere interactions include a variety of critical feedbacks among radiative, hydrological, and biogeochemical processes resulting in complex exchanges of energy and matter influencing the overall Earth system and its climate. The observation, understanding and prediction of such processes and their impacts have been hindered in the past by the lack of suitable data at the required spatial and time scales. In the last few years, EO data integrated with in situ networks and within suitable models have demonstrated the potential to become a major tool for observing key variables and characterizing main processes governing land-atmosphere interactions at global to local scales.

In the next few years the capabilities of monitoring land surface and atmosphere will further improve by the increasing number of advanced EO missions to be launched by space agencies. The full exploitation of such increasing multi-mission observational capacity requires harmonized research efforts involving both EO and Earth-system scientists, modellers, and institutions to develop novel observations and robust biophysical products to be effectively integrated with in situ data and within appropriate coupled models.

In this context, the conference has brought together the EO and Earth-system communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of land-atmosphere interactions and their impacts. In particular, the event represented a first practical attempt for facilitating the communications and scientific exchanges among these different communities in order to enhance the coordination of specific scientific efforts and advocate for a common view of major scientific needs and priority areas for the future.

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16 Aug 2012
Consistent assimilation of MERIS FAPAR and atmospheric CO2 into a terrestrial vegetation model and interactive mission benefit analysis
T. Kaminski, W. Knorr, M. Scholze, N. Gobron, B. Pinty, R. Giering, and P.-P. Mathieu
Biogeosciences, 9, 3173–3184,,, 2012
15 Jun 2012
Revisiting land cover observation to address the needs of the climate modeling community
S. Bontemps, M. Herold, L. Kooistra, A. van Groenestijn, A. Hartley, O. Arino, I. Moreau, and P. Defourny
Biogeosciences, 9, 2145–2157,,, 2012
29 Mar 2012
Organohalogen emissions from saline environments – spatial extrapolation using remote sensing as most promising tool
K. Kotte, F. Löw, S. G. Huber, T. Krause, I. Mulder, and H. F. Schöler
Biogeosciences, 9, 1225–1235,,, 2012
27 Mar 2012
Biogeography in the air: fungal diversity over land and oceans
J. Fröhlich-Nowoisky, S. M. Burrows, Z. Xie, G. Engling, P. A. Solomon, M. P. Fraser, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, P. Artaxo, D. Begerow, R. Conrad, M. O. Andreae, V. R. Després, and U. Pöschl
Biogeosciences, 9, 1125–1136,,, 2012
27 Mar 2012
The variability of radiative balance elements and air temperature over the Asian region of Russia
E. V. Kharyutkina, I. I. Ippolitov, and S. V. Loginov
Biogeosciences, 9, 1113–1123,,, 2012
15 Feb 2012
Use of a process-based model for assessing the methane budgets of global terrestrial ecosystems and evaluation of uncertainty
A. Ito and M. Inatomi
Biogeosciences, 9, 759–773,,, 2012
08 Feb 2012
Detection of open water dynamics with ENVISAT ASAR in support of land surface modelling at high latitudes
A. Bartsch, A. M. Trofaier, G. Hayman, D. Sabel, S. Schlaffer, D. B. Clark, and E. Blyth
Biogeosciences, 9, 703–714,,, 2012
03 Feb 2012
Sensitivity analysis of the GEMS soil organic carbon model to land cover land use classification uncertainties under different climate scenarios in senegal
A. M. Dieye, D. P. Roy, N. P. Hanan, S. Liu, M. Hansen, and A. Touré
Biogeosciences, 9, 631–648,,, 2012
27 Jan 2012
Biomass burning emissions estimated with a global fire assimilation system based on observed fire radiative power
J. W. Kaiser, A. Heil, M. O. Andreae, A. Benedetti, N. Chubarova, L. Jones, J.-J. Morcrette, M. Razinger, M. G. Schultz, M. Suttie, and G. R. van der Werf
Biogeosciences, 9, 527–554,,, 2012
25 Jan 2012
Modelling LAI, surface water and carbon fluxes at high-resolution over France: comparison of ISBA-A-gs and ORCHIDEE
S. Lafont, Y. Zhao, J.-C. Calvet, P. Peylin, P. Ciais, F. Maignan, and M. Weiss
Biogeosciences, 9, 439–456,,, 2012
18 Jan 2012
Nitrogen compounds emission and deposition in West African ecosystems: comparison between wet and dry savanna
C. Delon, C. Galy-Lacaux, M. Adon, C. Liousse, D. Serça, B. Diop, and A. Akpo
Biogeosciences, 9, 385–402,,, 2012
04 Jan 2012
Corrigendum to "Integration of remote sensing data and surface observations to estimate the impact of the Russian wildfires over Europe and Asia during August 2010" published in Biogeosciences, 8, 3771–3791, 2011
L. Mei, Y. Xue, G. de Leeuw, J. Guang, Y. Wang, Y. Li, H. Xu, L. Yang, T. Hou, X. He, C. Wu, J. Dong, and Z. Chen
Biogeosciences, 9, 41–45,,, 2012
21 Dec 2011
Integration of remote sensing data and surface observations to estimate the impact of the Russian wildfires over Europe and Asia during August 2010
L. Mei, Y. Xue, G. de Leeuw, J. Guang, Y. Wang, Y. Li, H. Xu, L. Yang, T. Hou, X. He, C. Wu, J. Dong, and Z. Chen
Biogeosciences, 8, 3771–3791,,, 2011
12 Dec 2011
Modelling post-fire vegetation recovery in Portugal
A. Bastos, C. M. Gouveia, C. C. DaCamara, and R. M. Trigo
Biogeosciences, 8, 3593–3607,,, 2011
29 Aug 2011
Monitoring presence and streaming patterns of Icelandic volcanic ash during its arrival to Slovenia
F. Gao, S. Stanič, K. Bergant, T. Bolte, F. Coren, T.-Y. He, A. Hrabar, J. Jerman, A. Mladenovič, J. Turšič, D. Veberič, and M. Iršič Žibert
Biogeosciences, 8, 2351–2363,,, 2011
22 Aug 2011
Characterizing the multi–scale spatial structure of remotely sensed evapotranspiration with information theory
N. A. Brunsell and M. C. Anderson
Biogeosciences, 8, 2269–2280,,, 2011
22 Jul 2011
Assimilation of Soil Wetness Index and Leaf Area Index into the ISBA-A-gs land surface model: grassland case study
A. L. Barbu, J.-C. Calvet, J.-F. Mahfouf, C. Albergel, and S. Lafont
Biogeosciences, 8, 1971–1986,,, 2011
27 Jun 2011
Mega fire emissions in Siberia: potential supply of bioavailable iron from forests to the ocean
A. Ito
Biogeosciences, 8, 1679–1697,,, 2011
16 Jan 2013
Preface "Earth observation for land-atmosphere interaction science"
D. Fernández-Prieto, J. Kesselmeier, M. Ellis, M. Marconcini, A. Reissell, and T. Suni
Biogeosciences, 10, 261–266,,, 2013
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