Quantitative global mapping of terrestrial vegetation photosynthesis: The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission

Jose Moreno, Roberto Colombo, Alexander Damm, Yves Goulas, Elizabeth Middleton, Franco Miglietta, Gina Mohammed, Matti Mottus, Peter North, Uwe Rascher, Christiaan van der Tol, Matthias Drusch

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Abstract

Although traditional remote sensing systems based on spectral reflectance can already provide estimates of the 'potential' photosynthetic activity of terrestrial vegetation through the quantification of total canopy chlorophyll content or absorbed photosynthetic radiation, the determination of the 'actual' photosynthetic activity of terrestrial vegetation requires information about how the absorbed light is used by plants, such as vegetation fluorescence, using very high spectral resolution spectroscopy in the range 650-800 nm. The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission, selected in November 2015 as the 8th Earth Explorer by the European Space Agency (ESA), carries the FLORIS spectrometer, with a spectral resolution of 0.3 nm and a spatial resolution of 300 m, with a swath of 150 km. The FLEX mission is designed to fly in tandem with the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite, in order to provide all the necessary information to disentangle emitted fluorescence from the background reflected radiance, and to allow proper interpretation of the fluorescence spatial and temporal changes in relation to photosynthesis dynamics, accounting for non-photochemical energy dissipation and canopy temperature effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages435-438
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049516
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Abbreviated titleIGARSS
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period23/07/1728/07/17

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Photosynthesis
photosynthesis
fluorescence
Fluorescence
vegetation
Spectral resolution
spectral resolution
canopy
spectral reflectance
Optical resolving power
Chlorophyll
energy dissipation
temperature effect
radiance
Thermal effects
Spectrometers
Remote sensing
Energy dissipation
chlorophyll
spatial resolution

Keywords

  • fluorescence
  • imaging spectrocopy
  • vegetation
  • photosyntesis
  • FLEX earth explorer

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Moreno, J., Colombo, R., Damm, A., Goulas, Y., Middleton, E., Miglietta, F., ... Drusch, M. (2017). Quantitative global mapping of terrestrial vegetation photosynthesis: The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission. In 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 435-438). [8126987] Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8126987
Moreno, Jose ; Colombo, Roberto ; Damm, Alexander ; Goulas, Yves ; Middleton, Elizabeth ; Miglietta, Franco ; Mohammed, Gina ; Mottus, Matti ; North, Peter ; Rascher, Uwe ; van der Tol, Christiaan ; Drusch, Matthias. / Quantitative global mapping of terrestrial vegetation photosynthesis : The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission. 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. pp. 435-438
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Quantitative global mapping of terrestrial vegetation photosynthesis : The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission. / Moreno, Jose; Colombo, Roberto; Damm, Alexander; Goulas, Yves; Middleton, Elizabeth; Miglietta, Franco; Mohammed, Gina; Mottus, Matti; North, Peter; Rascher, Uwe; van der Tol, Christiaan; Drusch, Matthias.

2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. p. 435-438 8126987.

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Moreno J, Colombo R, Damm A, Goulas Y, Middleton E, Miglietta F et al. Quantitative global mapping of terrestrial vegetation photosynthesis: The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission. In 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2017. p. 435-438. 8126987 https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8126987