Take the Stress out of ECOSTRESS

Category: Assessing Air Quality & Water Resources
Project Team: Costa Rica Agriculture
Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California

Costa Rica Study Area Demonstrating Transition from MODIS 5 km to ECOSTRESS 70m PT-JPL with Water Stress Pattern Graph and Stoma Diagram. Image Credit: Costa Rica Agriculture Team.

Costa Rica Study Area Demonstrating Transition from MODIS 5 km to ECOSTRESS 70m PT-JPL with Water Stress Pattern Graph and Stoma Diagram. Image Credit: Costa Rica Agriculture Team.

Authors:
Gregory Halverson
Mark Barker
Savannah Cooley
Steven Pestana

Mentors/Advisors:
Dr. Christine Lee (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Technical Institute)
Dr. Joshua Fisher (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Technical Institute)
Dr. Glynn Hulley (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Technical Institute)
Dr. Simon Hook (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Technical Institute)
Dr. Laura Jewell (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Technical Institute)
Dr. Johan Perret (EARTH University, Costa Rica)
Adam Purdy (University of California, Irvine)

Past/Other Contributors:
Nick Rousseau (Center Lead)

Abstract:

Increased demand for agricultural products and limited water supplies in Costa Rica have encouraged decision-makers to seek improved water management practices to increase the efficiency, allocation, and impact of their resources. Remotely sensed evapotranspiration data can provide officials with insights into variables like crop health and water loss, as well as provide direction as to when and how much water should be used. Currently, EARTH University’s data are limited to in situ observations and will greatly benefit from expanded measurement collection over larger areas. In this project, remotely sensed Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) evapotranspiration data was modified for this purpose with increased spatial and temporal coverage through the resampling of ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) data. The MODIS Priestly-Taylor Jet Propulsion Laboratory (PT-JPL) 5 km evapotranspiration product was resampled to 70 m resolution to simulate the Level-3 ECOSTRESS product. This simulated, high-resolution data can demonstrate the use of future ECOSTRESS data in managing and implementing healthy and productive sustainable farms throughout the region of Guanacaste. This investigation of the diurnal cycle of land surface temperature, net radiation, and evapotranspiration will advance the model science of ECOSTRESS to be launched in 2018 on the International Space Station (ISS).

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2 Comments

Daryl Ann Winstead (Mekong River Basin Agriculture) 18-08-2016, 15:37

This is really neat! What are some future applications for ECOSTRESS? Thanks in advance for your response!

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Jenna Williams 18-08-2016, 14:45

This is an interesting project it will be neat seeing how ECOSTRESS can aid in detecting ET. What Merra-2 outputs did you incorporate into this project?

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