JORNEX: A multidisciplinary remote sensing campaign to quantify plant community/atmospheric interactions in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico

TitleJORNEX: A multidisciplinary remote sensing campaign to quantify plant community/atmospheric interactions in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsRango A., Ritchie J., Kustas W.P, Schmugge T.J., Humes K.S, Hipps L.E., Prueger J.H., Havstad K
Conference NameProceedings of the American Meteorological Society Special Symposium on Hydrology
Pagination63-66
Date Published1998
Conference LocationWashington, D.C.
ARIS Log Number088432
Abstract

The Jornada Experimental Range in southern New Mexico provides a unique opportunity to integrate hydrologic-atmospheric fluxes and surface states, vegetation types. cover, and distribution. and vegetation response to changes in hydrologic states and atmospheric driving forces. As a National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and a United Nations (UN) Man and the Biosphere (MAB) site, the Jornada Experimental Range has been recognized as a valuable location for long term ecological research programs to investigate the processes related to desertification. The ongoing investigations within the LTER have yielded a wealth of ground data about the basin vegetation characteristics. ecosystem dynamics, and vegetation response to hydrologic-atmospheric inputs. Measurements and studies at Jornada date back to 1912 (Ares, 1974).

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