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Cyclopes: satellite products for change detection and carbon cycle assessment at the regional and global scales

Objective

The CYCLOPES project will develop and validate biophysical products (albedo. LAI. fAPAR, fCover) from large swath sensors (AVHRR, VEGETATION, POLDER, MERIS , MSG). The products will result from the fusion of concurrent sensor observations when available and will aim at providing long, continuous and consistent time series. Global fields of these variables and the associated uncertainties will be produced over the 1997-2002 period, with a 10 days temporal resolution and a spatial resolution between 1 to 8 kilometres.

The use of these products will then be demonstrated for two main applications in relation to climate change:

- The detection and categorization of land use change detection,
- The estimation of carbon fluxes for the improved description and understanding of the interactions between the vegetation and the atmosphere.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MEDIAS-FRANCE
Address
Rue Hermes, 3
31526 Ramonville St.agne
France

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Gustave Coriolis 42, C.n.r. Mtttorologique
31057 Toulouse
CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES MTOROLOGIQUES METEO FRANCE
France
Address
Avenue G.coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07701 Jena
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
NOVELTIS
France
Address
Parc Technologique Du Canal, 2 Avenue De L'europe
31526 Ramonville St.agne
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place L. Pasteur 3 Mercator
1348 Louvain-la-neuve