Natalia gets a birds eye view
from Chowilla flux tower
Photo: Courtesy of N. Restrepo Coupe
Dr Natalia Restrepo Coupe, specialises in integrating remote sensing observations with ecohydrology data.
•Where did you go?
North of the River Murray, in an area known as Calperum Station.
•What did you do there?
The C3’s Ecological Modelling and Remote Sensing Research Group is part of the AusCover facility. We were at the field gathering the information required in order to calibrate and validate satellite-based biophysical map products and concurrent with some in-flight hyperspectral data collection. Specifically, we were looking at leaf phenology (we will be back in winter!).
Being at the mallee woodlands.The beautiful South Australian landscape. I saw my first emus in the wild!
In collaboration with our colleagues from University of Adelaide (Prof Meyer, Prof Chittleborough and Timothy Lubcke), we installed three phenol-cams at the Calperum-Chowilla flux tower. It was a real treat to be part of a research group trying to address many interesting questions.
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