Earth observations from space (EOS)

Research Goal 3 is: Application of EOS and space weather data to land-sea-air evolution, resources, food security, & triple-bottom-line analyses.

EOS data are vital for the monitoring, detection, and classification of features and phenomena in coasts and oceans, the atmosphere, agriculture, vegetation, and ecosystems. The subgoals include the following.

a. EOS instrument design and data calibration

Connect the users of EOS data in Agriculture & Environment, CPC, Geosciences and SIMS with Physics photonic instrument designers and ACFR/AMMEengineers. This is intended to develop instruments and data products specifically needed by EOS data users.

b. EOS applications

Apply EOS data, field observations, and existing analysis techniques and models to specific topics of strong current interest. These topics include:

i) costal land-sea-air interactions, focusing on sea level rise, costal erosion, and the very topical idea that blue carbon may be vital in climatic change.

ii) the spatial dynamics of nutrition on a landscape scale and the impact of land management, especially food production.

iii) agriculture, water soils, and planetary analogues associated with Australia's Great Artesian Basin [GAB] and Mars.

iv) greenhouse gas emissions from the Amazon and Australia, in collaboration with Brazillian and European colleagues.

Triple-bottom-line accounting for space weather and other events

Expand the pilot CISA-Physics analysis of the economic, environmental, and societal effects on both individual nations and the world as a whole of space weather effects on electrical power systems to other space weather effects (e.g., corrosion of long pipelines, satellite damage).