Optical reflectance properties of tundra vegetation

Updated 2003-04-24

The aim of this project is to characterise the spectral reflectance properties of a range of tundra (dwarf shrub and lichen) species using a high-resolution spectroradiometer, and to relate these properties to physiological state, especially biomass. This will provide us with control data for our remote-sensing investigations of the impact of air pollution on tundra vegetation around nickel smelters in Russia, by indicating the natural (unpolluted) optical properties. Species to be investigated will include empetum nigrum, vaccinium spp, rubus chamaemorus, cetraria nivalis, cladonia rangiferina, and some grasses and bog.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1992 - 2099
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Gareth Rees
Address
Scott Polar Research Institute University of Cambridge Lensfield Road Cambridge CB2 1ER UK

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Abisko Scientific Research Station

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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