Preparing Remote Sensing Instrument

Image: Preparing Remote Sensing Instrument

Detailed Description

USGS collaborator Scott Saleska (University of Arizona) works with research team members to prepare a remote sensing instrument for installation near the top of a 213-foot (65-meter) tower at the Amazon forest study site near Santarém, Brazil.  Data from the sensor system are being used by Saleska, USGS Geographer Dennis Dye and their U.S., Brazilian and Australian collaborators to improve understanding of how photosynthesis in tropical forests responds to seasonal variations in climate.     

Tapajós National Forest, near Santarém, Pará, Brazil


Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: Para, BR