Recent innovations have made it possible to sense solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from satellites and currently at least three SIF retrievals are available: from GOSAT, GOME-2 (MetOp-A and MetOp-B), and OCO-2. In future, more targeted missions such as ESA’s Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX), which will fly in tandem with Sentinels, will provide a more comprehensive coverage. SIF is retrieved using the principle of the in-filling of Fraunhofer line depth and recent studies have demonstrated its utility in understanding spatiotemporal variations in photosynthesis, phenology, and identification of stress. Efforts are underway to exploit SIF for related aspects such as mapping the efficiency of C3 and C4 photosynthesis and retrieving canopy conductance.
This workshop will help you learn the specifics of SIF retrievals, information content, uncertainty estimates, and how you can integrate it in spatiotemporal analysis of relevant processes. If there is sufficient interest, we will also combine reflectance and SIF with a canopy radiative transfer- and a land-surface model to invert important parameters of photosynthesis.
The workshop is meant for anyone who is involved in relevant research mostly from SNRE, EEB, CLaSP, and may be public health.
Please register at teach tech or CSCAR.