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ABoVE Working Groups

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-- Thematic WGs >>
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-- Data Products WGs >>
-- Programmatic WGs >>
-- Synthesis Groups >>

Thematic WGs
Group NameEmail ListMembersJoin
Measurements

of WG Projects
Carbon Dynamics above_wg_carbon@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel
The Carbon Dynamics Working Group (CDWG) brings together observationalists, modelers and data scientists to document, study and understand rapid large-scale changes to the carbon cycle in the ABoVE Study Region. CDWG projects span scales from plot-level studies that provide process-level understanding of relevant drivers of carbon cycling to regional-scale measurements from airborne, tall towers, and spaceborne platforms. In addition, the majority of CDWG projects are highly interdisciplinary in nature - CDWG group members work closely with members from other thematic WGs to tackle one of the overarching science questions underpinning the ABoVE campaign - How are the magnitudes, fates, and land-atmosphere exchanges of carbon pools responding to environmental change, and what are the biogeochemical mechanisms driving these changes? >>
Ecosystem Services & Co-production above_wg_wildlife@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel
The Ecosystem Services and Co-Production Working Group is focused on assessing how observed and projected environmental changes across the ABoVE study region my influence the delivery of ecosystem services to local, regional, and global stakeholders. We will be collaborating with NASA ABoVE project teams that are interested in how their research and findings can advance knowledge regarding social, economic, and cultural service dynamics in Arctic and boreal systems. We are particularly interested in facilitating the use of ABoVE products by stakeholders to inform policy and management decisions that sustain and/or enhance ecosystem services in the future; in this vein, our working group intends to interact with stakeholders to engender knowledge co-production regarding ecosystem processes within the region. >>
Fire and Insect Disturbance above_wg_fire@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel
The Fire & Insect Disturbance Working Group's purpose is to coordinate, collaborate and understand the research planned and ongoing in the ABoVE domain related to wildfire and insect disturbance, the interaction and drivers of these two factors and post-disturbance recovery. This working group strives to synthesize data to understand drivers, regional effects and change and also to identify data and research gaps. >>
Hydrology & Permafrost above_wg_hydrology@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel
The Hydrology & Permafrost working group seeks to clarify processes controlling Arctic-boreal permafrost conditions and interactions with the water cycle, including the amount, distribution and status of water in the landscape. We also seek to understand the feedbacks and consequences of a changing permafrost and hydrologic regime on the regional flora, fauna, biogeochemistry and ecosystem services. >>
Modeling Framework & Comparisons above_wg_modeling@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
The Modeling Framework & Comparisons Working Group focuses on linking and synthesizing the various modeling activities across ABoVE, with a focus on terrestrial ecosystems. >>
Snowscapes above_wg_snowscapes@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
The Snowscapes Working Group will focus on how spatial and temporal dynamics of snowscape properties - including cover and snowpack characteristics - influence ecosystem dynamics. This will include how snowscape dynamics affect soil active layer development, winter soil respiration, soil-plant-atmosphere carbon exchange, vegetation community dynamics, disturbance regimes, and wildlife habitat and movement.
Vegetation Dynamics and Distribution above_wg_vegdynamics@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel
The Vegetation Dynamics Working Group focuses on synthesizing information regarding the changes that we have observed and potentially expect to see with regard to vegetation composition, structure, and function throughout the ABoVE geographic domain, as well as circumpolarly. Prominent components of vegetation change are shrub expansion and treeline advancement, however, these are only a part of the potential dynamics. In assessing vegetation dynamics, we examine the effects climate change, disturbances (e.g. fire, thermokarst), and land use. >>
Vegetation Structure & Function above_wg_veg@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
The Vegetation Structure & Function Working Group will discuss, synthesize, and report ABoVE science activities related to the characterization & monitoring of the 3D attributes of shrubs and forest vegetation in the ABoVE study domain. The WG will also summarize ABoVE findings related to the implications of the current state of, and changes to, vegetation structure on ABoVE dynamics.

 
Airborne WGs
Group NameEmail ListMembersJoin
Measurements

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Airborne Daily above_airborne_daily@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
GMAO Weather gmao_wx@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Airborne Data above_wg_airborne_data@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Airborne Data Members:
  • Griffith, Peter -- NASA GSFC / SSAI (Chair)
  • Bakian Dogaheh, Kazem -- University of Southern California
  • Blair, Bryan -- NASA GSFC
  • Boyer, Alison -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Byrne, Brendan -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Campbell, Petya (Petya) -- JCET/UMBC
  • Carroll, Mark -- NASA GSFC
  • Chapman, Bruce -- JPL
  • Chatterjee, Abhishek -- NASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR
  • Chen, Richard -- University of Southern California
  • Commane, Róisín (Roisin) -- Columbia University
  • Deb, Debjani -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Drewry, Darren -- Ohio State University
  • Fisher, Joshua -- NASA JPL
  • Green, Robert (Rob) -- JPL
  • Hofton, Michelle -- University of Maryland
  • Hoy, Elizabeth (Liz) -- NASA GSFC / Global Science and Technology, Inc.
  • Huemmrich, Karl (Fred) -- NASA GSFC/UMBC
  • Iwahana, Go -- University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Loboda, Tatiana -- University of Maryland
  • McCubbin, Ian -- JPL
  • Michaelides, Roger -- Stanford University
  • Miller, Charles (Chip) -- NASA JPL
  • Moghaddam, Mahta -- University of Southern California
  • Parazoo, Nicholas (Nick) -- JPL
  • Pavelsky, Tamlin -- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Schaefer, Kevin -- National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Serbin, Shawn -- Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Smith, Laurence -- UCLA
  • Sweeney, Colm -- NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
  • Tabatabaeenejad, Alireza -- University of Southern California
  • Thompson, David -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech
  • Thorpe, Andrew -- JPL
  • Yang, Xi -- University of Virginia
Airborne Science>> above_wg_airborne@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join excel

 
Data Products WGs
Group NameEmail ListMembersJoin
Measurements

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Planet Imagery Evaluation above_planet_eval@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Core Variables & Standards>> above_wg_corevar@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Digital Elevation Models above_wg_dem@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Geospatial Products & Standards>> above_wg_geospatial@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Radar Aboveground Woody Biomass above_wg_radar_biomass@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Radar Active Layer-Deep Soil Moisture above_wg_radar_alt@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Radar Wetlands and Surface Soil Moisture above_wg_radar_wetlands@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
The Radar Wetlands and Surface Soil Moisture Working Group's purpose is to coordinate field collection of soil moisture and wetland extent and inundation information coincident to Radar airborne and satellite image collections. This includes development of field collection protocols, gathering information on what field data were collected at what locations and when, as well as synthesizing field data.
Radarsat above_wg_radarsat@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
SAR Cal/Val Data Synthesis above_wg_calval@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
The goal of this working group is to create a digital compilation of field measurements across the ABoVE domain for support of airborne radar data analyses. The membership of this working group is comprised of ABoVE WG leads and researchers interested in contributing to the effort.
Spectral Imaging above_wg_spectral@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A

 
Programmatic WGs
Group NameEmail ListMembersJoin
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of WG Projects
Collaborations and Engagement>> above_wg_stakeholder@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A
Community Science>> above_wg_community@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A

 
Synthesis Groups
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Synthesis Multi-Disturbance Group above_synthesis_multidist@cce.nasa.gov Members >> join N/A