Colorado mountains
From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive Ecology
2015 LTER ASM Estes Park, CO - August 30 - September 2, 2015

Taking the temperature of ecosystems: what can thermal infrared imaging do for you?

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This working group will focus on the increasing application of thermal infrared (TIR) imaging of ecosystems from near-surface platforms (tower, drone, and aircraft platforms). Recent advances in thermal imaging techniques allow for near-continuous monitoring of plant canopies and other surfaces of interest to ecologists. This working group will introduce recent research activities of near-surface thermal infrared remote sensing that can link biophysical and biological processes, from energy, water, and carbon exchanges to aspects of ecosystem function and stress. We will also discuss how these near-surface research efforts are related to large-scale satellite remote sensing of land surface temperatures.

Chris Still
Youngil Kim
Number of 2 hour sessions requested: 
Equipment requested: 
Screen, LCD Projector, Wi-fi access
Room Assignment: 
Longs Peak Keyhole – (Capacity 110)