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CMS 2014, 2015 & 2016 Solicitation Project Profiles | Science Team Members

CMS 2016 Solicitation Projects | Science Team Members

CMS 2015 Solicitation Projects | Science Team Members

CMS 2014 Solicitation Projects | Science Team Members

CMS 2013 Solicitation Projects | Science Team Members

CMS 2011 Solicitation Projects | Science Team Members

CMS Phase 1 (2010-2012) Projects | Science Team Members

CMS Science Definition Team (2011-2012) Projects | Science Team Members



14 Projects - 2016 Solicitation (view all project profiles)

Science Team MembersProject Title   (view profile)Project Dates
Andrews, Arlyn 
Hu, Lei 
Michalak, Anna 
Miller, John 
Andrews (CMS 2016): Regional Inverse Modeling in North and South America for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System--Follow-on >>  2017-2020
Bowman, Kevin 
Bloom, A. Anthony 
Lee, Meemong 
Liu, Junjie 
Menemenlis, Dimitris 
Bowman (CMS 2016): A decadal carbon reanalysis from the NASA Carbon Monitoring System Flux (CMS-Flux) project >>  2017-2020
Dietze, Michael 
Serbin, Shawn 
Dietze (CMS 2016): A prototype data assimilation system for the terrestrial carbon cycle to support Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification >>  2017-2020
Fahnenstiel, Gary 
Sayers, Michael 
Shuchman, Robert (Bob) 
Fahnenstiel (CMS 2016): New Carbon Monitoring Products for Global Freshwater Lakes using Satellite Remote Sensing Time Series Data >>  2017-2020
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola) 
Lagomasino, David 
Lee, SeungKuk 
Liu, Xue 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben) 
Simard, Marc (Mac) 
Trettin, Carl 
Fatoyinbo (CMS 2016): Estimating Total Ecosystem Carbon in Blue Carbon and Tropical Peatland Ecosystems >>  2017-2020
Greenberg, Jonathan Greenberg (CMS 2016): Three dimensional change detection of aboveground biomass >>  2017-2020
Guan, Kaiyu 
Alden, Caroline 
Peng, Bin 
Guan (CMS 2016): Improving the monitoring capability of carbon budget for the US Corn Belt - integrating multi-source satellite data with improved land surface modeling and atmospheric inversion >>  2017-2020
Healey, Sean 
Patterson, Paul 
Healey (CMS 2016): Piloting a GEDI-based Forest Carbon Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Tool >>  2017-2020
Hurtt, George 
Dubayah, Ralph 
Sahajpal, Ritvik 
Tang, Hao 
Hurtt (CMS 2016): High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: Continued Prototype Development and Deployment to Regional and National Scales >>  2017-2020
Jacob, Daniel 
Bloom, A. Anthony 
Jacob (CMS 2016): Improved understanding of methane emissions and trends in North America and globally through a unified top-down and bottom-up approach exploiting GOSAT and TROPOMI satellite data >>  2017-2020
Ott, Lesley 
Kawa, Stephan (Randy) 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben) 
Rousseaux, Cecile 
Ott (CMS 2016): GEOS-Carb III: Delivering mature carbon flux and concentration datasets in support of NASA's Carbon Monitoring System >>  2017-2020
Randerson, James (Jim) 
Chen, Yang 
Morton, Douglas (Doug) 
Randerson (CMS 2016): Optimizing the Global Fire Emissions Database for carbon monitoring >>  2017-2020
Sedano, Fernando 
Duncanson, Laura 
Sedano (CMS 2016): Forest degradation driven by charcoal production: characterization, quantification and forecasting to improve carbon monitoring systems in southern Africa >>  2017-2020
Vargas, Rodrigo 
Ganguly, Sangram 
Vargas (CMS 2016): Carbon monitoring systems across Mexico to support implementation of REDD+: maximizing benefits and knowledge >>  2017-2020

 

15 Projects - 2015 Solicitation (view all project profiles)

Science Team MembersProject Title   (view profile)Project Dates
Baccini, Alessandro Baccini (CMS 2015): Time-Series Measurements of Biomass Change from InSAR (TanDEM-X), MODIS, and LiDAR Observations >>  2016-2019
Cochrane, Mark Cochrane (CMS 2015): Continuation and expansion to a national-scale of the filling a critical gap in Indonesia's national carbon monitoring, reporting, and verification capabilities for supporting REDD+ activities: Incorporating, quantifying and locating fire emissions from within tropical peat-swamp forests project >>  2016-2019
Cook, Bruce 
Andersen, Hans 
Cook (CMS 2015): Remote Sensing as a Bridge to Operational Forest Carbon Monitoring in Interior Alaska >>  2016-2019
Duren, Riley Duren (CMS 2015): Prototype methane monitoring system for California >>  2016-2019
Elvidge, Chris 
Zhizhin, Mikhail 
Elvidge (CMS 2015): Global monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system for carbon emissions from natural gas flaring >>  2016-2019
Escobar, Vanessa 
Masek, Jeffrey (Jeff) 
Escobar (CMS 2015): CMS Applications: Stakeholder Engagement and Analysis of CMS Data Products in Decision Making and Policy Frameworks >>  2016-2019
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola) 
Duncanson, Laura 
Neuenschwander, Amy 
Fatoyinbo (CMS 2015): Future Mission Fusion for High Biomass Forest Carbon Accounting >>  2016-2019
Izaurralde, Roberto (Cesar) 
Bandaru, Varaprasad (Prasad) 
Izaurralde (CMS 2015): Cropland Carbon Monitoring System (CCMS): A satellite-based system to estimate carbon fluxes on U.S. Croplands >>  2016-2019
Kawa, Stephan (Randy) Kawa (CMS 2015): Airborne Eddy Flux Measurements for Validation/Evaluation of High-Resolution MRV Systems >>  2016-2017
Kennedy, Robert Kennedy (CMS 2015): Tools to bridge the gap between static CMS maps, models, and stakeholders >>  2016-2019
Lin, John 
Raczka, Brett 
Lin (CMS 2015): Towards a Complex Terrain Carbon Monitoring System (CMS-Mountains): Development and Testing in the Western U.S. >>  2016-2019
Miller, John 
Basu, Sourish 
Miller (CMS 2015): Disaggregating Amazon Basin fire fluxes using remote sensing of atmospheric carbon monoxide and burned area >>  2016-2019
Nehrkorn, Thomas 
Hutyra, Lucy 
Wofsy, Steven (Steve) 
Nehrkorn (CMS 2015): Prototype regional carbon monitoring systems for urban regions >>  2016-2019
Olofsson, Pontus Olofsson (CMS 2015): Tracking carbon emissions and removals by time series analysis of the land surface: prototype application in tropical MRV systems compliant with IPCC Tier 3 >>  2016-2019
Saatchi, Sassan (Sassan) 
Bloom, A. Anthony 
Bowman, Kevin 
Yu, Yifan 
Saatchi (CMS 2015): Annual GHG Inventory and MRV System for the US Forestlands >>  2016-2019

 

15 Projects - 2014 Solicitation (view all project profiles)

Science Team MembersProject Title   (view profile)Project Dates
Andrews, Arlyn 
Hu, Lei 
Michalak, Anna 
Miller, John 
Andrews (CMS 2014): Regional Inverse Modeling in North and South America for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System >>  2014-2018
Baker, David Baker (CMS 2014): A Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Data Assimilation System for Carbon Flux Monitoring and Verification >>  2014-2018
Bowman, Kevin 
Gurney, Kevin 
Henze, Daven 
Huntzinger, Deborah 
Liu, Junjie 
Menemenlis, Dimitris 
Bowman (CMS 2014): Continuation of the CMS-Flux Pilot Project >>  2014-2017
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola) 
Lagomasino, David 
Fatoyinbo (CMS 2014): Total Carbon Estimation in African Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands in Preparation for REDD and Blue Carbon Credits >>  2014-2018
Ganguly, Sangram 
Milesi, Cristina 
Nemani, Ramakrishna (Rama) 
Ganguly (CMS 2014): Reducing Uncertainties in Satellite-Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass Estimates Using a High Resolution Forest Cover Map >>  2014-2017
Greenberg, Jonathan Greenberg (CMS 2014): Reducing Uncertainties in Estimating California's Forest Carbon Stocks >>  2014-2018
Hudak, Andrew (Andy) 
Kennedy, Robert 
Hudak (CMS 2014): Prototyping A Methodology To Develop Regional-Scale Forest Aboveground Biomass Carbon Maps Predicted From Landsat Time Series, Trained From Field and Lidar Data Collections, And Independently Validated With FIA Data >>  2014-2019
Hurtt, George 
DeCola, Philip (Phil) 
Dolan, Katelyn 
Dubayah, Ralph 
Hurtt (CMS 2014): High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: Continuing Prototype Development and Deployment >>  2014-2018
Jacob, Daniel 
Bowman, Kevin 
Jacob (CMS 2014): High-Resolution Constraints on North American and Global Methane Sources Using Satellites >>  2014-2017
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve) 
Tian, Hanqin 
Lohrenz (CMS 2014): An Integrated Terrestrial-Coastal Ocean Observation and Modeling Framework for Carbon Management Decision Support >>  2014-2018
Morton, Douglas (Doug) Morton (CMS 2014): Long-Term Carbon Consequences of Amazon Forest Degradation >>  2014-2017
Ott, Lesley 
Collatz, George (Jim) 
Kawa, Stephan (Randy) 
Oda, Tomohiro (Tom) 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben) 
Ott (CMS 2014): GEOS-Carb II: Delivering Carbon Flux and Concentration Products Based on the GEOS Modeling System >>  2014-2017
Walker, Wayne Walker (CMS 2014): Direct Measurement of Aboveground Carbon Dynamics in Support of Large-Area CMS Development >>  2014-2018
Williams, Christopher (Chris) 
Gu, Huan 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben) 
Williams (CMS 2014): Translating Forest Change to Carbon Emissions/Removals Linking Disturbance Products, Biomass Maps, and Carbon Cycle Modeling in a Comprehensive Carbon Monitoring Framework >>  2014-2017
Windham-Myers, Lisamarie 
Byrd, Kristin 
Holmquist, James 
Simard, Marc (Mac) 
Windham-Myers (CMS 2014): Linking Satellite and Soil Data to Validate Coastal Wetland 'Blue Carbon' Inventories: Upscaled Support for Developing MRV and REDD+ Protocols >>  2014-2018

 

17 Projects - 2013 Solicitation (view all project profiles)

For an overview of all CMS 2013 data & products, see CMS Data & Products Fact Sheet.

Science Team MembersProject Title  
Asrar, Ghassem 
West, Tristram (Tris) 
Asrar-West (CMS 2013): Carbon Monitoring of Agricultural Lands: Developing a Globally Consistent Estimate of Carbon Stocks and Fluxes >>  2013-2016
Cochrane, Mark 
Saharjo, Bambang 
Yokelson, Bob 
Cochrane (CMS 2013): Filling a Critical Gap in Indonesia's National Carbon Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Capabilities for Supporting REDD+ Activities: Incorporating, Quantifying and Locating Fire Emissions from Within Tropical Peat-swamp Forests >>  2013-2016
Cohen, Warren 
Andersen, Hans 
Domke, Grant 
Moisen, Gretchen 
Schroeder, Todd 
Cohen (CMS 2013): An Historically Consistent and Broadly Applicable MRV System Based on Lidar Sampling and Landsat Time-series (Tested in the US, and applied to the US NGHGI reporting system) >>  2013-2016
Collatz, George (Jim) Collatz (CMS 2013): Improving and extending CMS land surface carbon flux products including estimates of uncertainties in fluxes and biomass >>  2013-2016
Dubayah, Ralph 
Hurtt, George 
Swatantran, Anuradha (Anu) 
Zhao, Maosheng 
Dubayah (CMS 2013): Development of a Prototype MRV System to Support Carbon Ecomarket Infrastructure in Sonoma County >>  2013-2016
Dubey, Manvendra (Dubey) Dubey (CMS 2013): Off-the-shelf Commercial Compact Solar FTS for CO2 and CH4 Observations for MRV >>  2013-2016
Duren, Riley 
Gurney, Kevin 
Saatchi, Sassan (Sassan) 
Woodall, Christopher (Chris) 
Duren (2013): Understanding user needs for carbon monitoring information >>  2013-2016
Escobar, Vanessa Escobar (CMS 2013): Applications of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System: Engagement, Use, and Evaluation >>  2013-2016
Graven, Heather 
Fischer, Marc 
Keeling, Ralph 
Parazoo, Nicholas (Nick) 
Graven (CMS 2013): Quantifying fossil and biospheric CO2 fluxes in California using ground-based and satellite observations >>  2013-2016
Hagen, Stephen (Steve) Hagen (CMS 2013): Operational multi-sensor design for national scale forest carbon monitoring to support REDD+ MRV systems >>  2013-2016
Keller, Michael 
Duffy, Paul 
Keller (CMS 2013): A data assimilation approach to quantify uncertainty for estimates of biomass stocks and changes in Amazon forests >>  2013-2016
Kellndorfer, Josef 
Olofsson, Pontus 
Kellndorfer (CMS 2013): Time Series Fusion of Optical and Radar Imagery for Improved Monitoring of Activity Data, and Uncertainty Analysis of Emission Factors for Estimation of Forest Carbon Flux >>  2013-2016
Lauvaux, Thomas 
Butler, Martha 
Lauvaux (CMS 2013): Quantification of the sensitivity of NASA CMS Flux inversions to uncertainty in atmospheric transport >>  2013-2017
Morton, Douglas (Doug) 
Cook, Bruce 
Morton (CMS 2013): A Joint USFS-NASA Pilot Project to Estimate Forest Carbon Stocks in Interior Alaska by Integrating Field, Airborne and Satellite Data >>  2013-2017
Nehrkorn, Thomas 
DeCola, Philip (Phil) 
Hutyra, Lucy 
Miller, Charles (Chip) 
Schaaf, Crystal 
Wofsy, Steven (Steve) 
Nehrkorn (CMS 2013): Prototype Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System for the Regional Scale: The Boston-DC Corridor >>  2013-2016
Stehman, Stephen (Steve) Stehman (CMS 2013): Developing Statistically Rigorous Sampling Design and Analysis Methods to Reduce and Quantify Uncertainties Associated with Carbon Monitoring Systems >>  2013-2016
Vargas, Rodrigo 
Birdsey, Richard 
Johnson, Kristofer (Kris) 
Vargas (CMS 2013): A framework for carbon monitoring and upscaling in forests across Mexico to support implementation of REDD+ >>  2013-2016

 

18 Projects - 2011 Solicitation (view all project profiles)

For an overview of data & products, see CMS Data & Products Fact Sheet.

Science Team MembersProject Title  
Andrews, Arlyn Andrews (CMS 2011): North American Regional-Scale Flux Estimation and Observing System Design for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System >>  2012-2014
Balch, William (Barney) Balch (OBB 2009): Coccolithophores of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Harbingers of a polar biogeochemical province in transition? >>  2010-2014
Behrenfeld, Michael Behrenfeld (NOPP 2009): Characterizing the Phytoplankton Component of Oceanic Particle Assemblages >>  2010-2015
Bowman, Kevin 
Brix, Holger 
Denning, Scott 
Frankenberg, Christian 
Gurney, Kevin 
Henze, Daven 
Hill, Christopher (Chris) 
Lee, Meemong 
Liu, Junjie 
Marland, Eric 
Menemenlis, Dimitris 
Bowman (CMS 2011): Continuation of the Carbon Monitoring System Flux Pilot Project >>  2012-2014
Cook, Bruce 
Finley, Andrew (Andy) 
Cook (CMS 2011): Improving Forest Biomass Mapping Accuracy with Optical-LiDAR Data and Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Models >>  2012-2015
Dubayah, Ralph 
Hurtt, George 
Dubayah (CMS 2011): High Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: A CMS Phase 2 Study >>  2012-2015
French, Nancy 
Billmire, Michael 
McKenzie, Donald (Don) 
French (CMS 2011): Development of Regional Fire Emissions Products for NASA's Carbon Monitoring System using the Wildland Fire Emissions Information System >>  2012-2014
Healey, Sean Healey (CMS 2011): A Global Forest Biomass Inventory Based upon GLAS Lidar Data >>  2012-2014
Houghton, Richard (Skee) Houghton (CMS 2011): Spatially Explicit Sources and Sinks of Carbon from Deforestation, Reforestation, Growth and Degradation in the Tropics: Development of a Method and a 10 Year Data Set 2000-2010 >>  2012-2014
Huntzinger, Deborah 
Fisher, Joshua 
Schwalm, Christopher 
Huntzinger (CMS 2011): Reduction in Bottom-Up Land Surface CO2 Flux Uncertainty in NASA's Carbon Monitoring System Flux Project through Systematic Multi-Model Evaluation and Infrastructure Development >>  2012-2014
Jacob, Daniel 
Wofsy, Steven (Steve) 
Jacob (CMS 2011): Use of GOSAT, TES, and Suborbital Observations to Constrain North American Methane Emissions in the Carbon Monitoring System >>  2012-2014
Kennedy, Robert 
Kane, Van 
Neeti, Neeti 
Powell, Scott 
Kennedy (CMS 2011): Integrating and Expanding a Regional Carbon Monitoring System into the NASA CMS >>  2012-2014
Loboda, Tatiana Loboda (CMS 2011): The Forest Disturbance Carbon Tracking System -- A CMS Pilot Project >>  2012-2014
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve) Lohrenz (CMS 2011): Development of Observational Products and Coupled Models of Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Fluxes in the Mississippi River Watershed and Gulf of Mexico in Support of Carbon Monitoring >>  2012-2014
Miller, John 
Basu, Sourish 
Miller (CMS 2011): In Situ CO2-Based Evaluation of the Carbon Monitoring System Flux Product >>  2012-2014
Pawson, Steven 
Baker, David 
Kawa, Stephan (Randy) 
Oda, Tomohiro (Tom) 
Pawson (CMS 2011): GEOS-CARB: A Framework for Monitoring Carbon Concentrations and Fluxes >>  2012-2014
Saatchi, Sassan (Sassan) 
Ganguly, Sangram 
Harris, Nancy 
Nemani, Ramakrishna (Rama) 
Saatchi (CMS 2011): Prototyping MRV Systems Based on Systematic and Spatial Estimates of Carbon Stock and Stock Changes of Forestlands >>  2012-2014
Shuchman, Robert (Bob) 
Fahnenstiel, Gary 
Shuchman (CMS 2011): Development of New Regional Carbon Monitoring Products for the Great Lakes Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data >>  2012-2014
Verdy, Ariane 
Key, Robert (Bob) 
Verdy (CMS 2011): Towards a 4D-Var Approach for Estimation of Air-Sea Carbon Dioxide Fluxes >>  2012-2014
West, Tristram (Tris) West (CMS 2011): Estimating Global Inventory-Based Net Carbon Exchange from Agricultural Lands for Use in the NASA Flux Pilot Study >>  2012-2014


CMS Phase 1 (2010-2012) (view all project profiles)

NASA Carbon Monitoring System Phase 1 Report (May 16, 2014) is released (June 27, 2014). This document summarizes the results of CMS-Phase 1 activities and is based on the written contributions from participating investigators from the Science Definintion Team, Pilot Projects, and Scoping Studies.
Leaders Project Title
Gunson, Michael (Mike) 
Jucks, Kenneth (Ken) 
Pawson, Steven 
Potter, Christopher 
Gunson-Pawson-Potter (2009): NASA CMS Pilot Projects: Surface Carbon Fluxes >>  2009-2011
Cook, Bruce 
Hall, Forrest 
Masek, Jeffrey (Jeff) 
Nemani, Ramakrishna (Rama) 
Saatchi, Sassan (Sassan) 
Tucker, Compton 
Masek-Nemani-Saatchi-Tucker (2009): NASA CMS Pilot Projects: Biomass and Carbon Storage >>  2009-2011
Balch, William (Barney) Balch (OBB 2009): Coccolithophores of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Harbingers of a polar biogeochemical province in transition? >>  2010-2014
Behrenfeld, Michael Behrenfeld (NOPP 2009): Characterizing the Phytoplankton Component of Oceanic Particle Assemblages >>  2010-2015
Friedrichs, Marjorie (Marjy) 
Hofmann, Eileen 
Friedrichs (IDS 2009): Impacts of Changing Climate and Land Use on Carbon Cycling and Budgets of the Coastal Ocean Margin: Observations, Analysis, and Modeling >>  2011-2015
Gregg, Watson Gregg (2011): Ocean CO2 Flux Maps >>  2011-2012
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve) Lohrenz (IDS 2009): Assessing Impacts of Climate and Land Use Change on Terrestrial-Ocean Fluxes of Carbon and Nutrients and Their Cycling in Coastal Ecosystems >>  2010-2013
Brown, Molly E.
Macauley, Molly
Policy, Management, and Decision Support (>>) 
Duren, RileyCMS System Design Study Report (>>) 


CMS Science Definition Team (2011-2012) (view all project profiles)

Science Definition Team Members Project Title  
Arellano, Avelino (Ave) Arellano (CMSSDT 2010): Development of a Carbon Monitoring System from an Ensemble Coupled Data Assimilation Perspective >>  2011-2012
Brown, Molly Brown (CMSSDT 2010): Developing a Framework for Evaluating CMS Pilot Products to Promote Engagement with the User Community >>  2011-2012
French, Nancy French (CMSSDT 2010): Biomass Burning Assistance for NASA's Carbon Monitoring System >>  2011-2012
Healey, Sean Healey (CMSSDT 2010): Assessing Potential Impacts of Ground Sample Bias in Global CMS Biomass Estimates, Now and in the DESDynI Era >>  2011-2012
Houghton, Richard (Skee) Houghton (CMSSDT 2010): Biomass for Carbon Budgeting >>  2011-2012
Kasischke (CMSSDT 2010) Kasischke (CMSSDT 2010): Evaluation of Approaches for Assessing the Impacts of Natural Disturbances on Aboveground Carbon Storage in and Emissions from U.S. Forests - A Carbon Monitoring System Science Definition Team Proposal >>  2011-2012
Kellndorfer, Josef Kellndorfer (CMSSDT 2010): Mapping Biomass - Past Experiences and Future Directions in Data Fusion and Product Validation >>  2011-2012
Macauley (CMSSDT 2010) Macauley (CMSSDT 2010): Development and Evaluation of Pilot Projects for a Carbon Monitoring System >>  2011-2012
Michalak, Anna Michalak (CMSSDT 2010): Carbon Monitoring System Science Definition Team membership proposal (Integrated Emission/Uptake Pilot Product) >>  2011-2012
Shugart, Herman (Hank) Shugart (CMSSDT 2010): Carbon Monitoring >>  2011-2012
Sun, Guoqing Sun (CMSSDT 2010): Proposal to be a member of the Science Definition Team for Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) >>  2011-2012
Treuhaft, Robert Treuhaft (CMSSDT 2010): Data Fusion, Error Analysis, and a Global Biomass Product: Proposal for Membership on the Carbon Monitoring System Science Definition Team >>  2011-2012
Woodcock, Curtis Woodcock (CMSSDT 2010): Quantifying the accuracy and uncertainty in remote sensing products of land use change: implications for carbon monitoring >>  2011-2012
Xiao, Jingfeng Xiao (CMSSDT 2010): Providing Scientific and Technical Guidance to the Development and Evaluation of the Integrated Flux Pilot Product: Forcing Evaluation, Parameter Optimization, Uncertainty Assessment and Product Validation >>  2011-2012