High latitude climate change monitoring (ESA news story)

The European Space Agency (ESA) funded project STSE - ALANIS Methane has 
been featured in a news story by ESA as well as the november 
issue of the iLEAPS newsletter.

By fostering new use of Earth observation data through the Atmosphere-Land 
Interaction Study (ALANIS), insight is being gained into how boreal forests 
contribute to greenhouse gas and aerosol concentration, and into the 
processes governing the interplay between Earth’s surface and atmosphere.

Boreal lakes, inundated areas, permafrost and wetlands harbour the largest 
natural source of methane. IPF TU Wien contributes with the development of 
novel for methane estimation relevant products describing the land, such as 
the variability and extent of wetlands, inundated areas and snowmelt. 
 Jan. 10, 2011