Completed Projects

    1. Refinement, Evaluation and Application of Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations Model of Forest Canopy Height and Biomass through Synergistic Optimization with Spaceborne and Airborne Lidar Waveform Data, Myneni, PI (NASA Graduate Fellowship to Sungho Choi). 09-2013 to 08-2016.
    2. Theory for DESDnyI Fusion: Estimating Forest Biomass by Combing Fourier Components of Lidar and Interferometric SAR, Myneni, PI (NASA). 09-2011 to 08-2015.
    3. Global LAI/FPAR Earth System Data Records from NPP-VIIRS to Extend the EOS-MODIS Time Series, Myneni, PI, Kyazikhin, Co-I  (NASA), 04-2011 to 03-2014.
    4. Modest maintenance of Terra and Aqua MODIS LAI/FPAR products and transitioning to core production, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, Co-I  (NASA), 02-2011 to 01-2014.
    5. Remote Sensing of Forest Canopy Structure Across Multiple Scales from Synergistic Analysis of Lidar, Hyperspectral and Multiangle Data With Time-Dependent Stochastic Radiative Transfer Based Algorithm, Myneni, PI, NASA Graduate Fellowship to Liang Xu, 09-2010 to 08-2014.
    6. A Terrestrial Surface Climate Data Record for Global Change Studies, Myneni, PI, NOAA-UMDCP, 06-2009 to 05-2012.
    7. A Synergistic Study for Lidar and Passive Optical Remote Sensing of Forest Horizontal Structure in Support of DESDnyI Mission. Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA-TE, 05-2008 to 04-2012.
    8. Global Products of Leaf Area Index and Fraction Vegetation Absorbed PAR from the Terra/Aqua MODIS and NPP VIIRS Sensors. Myneni, PI, and Knyazikhin, Co-I, NASA-EOS, 09-2007 to 12-2011.
    9. Global Products of Leaf Area Index and Fraction Vegetation Absorbed PAR from the MODIS Sensors Onboard Terra and Aqua: EOS Algorithm Refinement Proposal. Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA-MODIS, 03-2004 to 03-2008.
    10. Forest Woody Biomass Estimates of North American from Synergistic Analysis of MODIS and JERS Data in Support of the North American Carbon Program. Myneni, PI, NASA-TE, 06-2004 to 05-2008.
    11. Using EOS Data to Characterize Impacts of Land Use/Cover Change on Surface Hydrological Processes in Climate Models. Myneni, PI, NASA-IDS, 01-2004 to 12-2006.
    12. Assessment of NPP VIIRS Land Biophysical EDRs (Vegetation Index, Albedo and Land Surface Temperature) for NASA’s Global Change Research. Myneni, PI, NASA-NPP, 02-2004 to 05-2008.
    13. Look-Up-Table Based Approach for the Estimation of Global Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Absorbed PAR from MISR Data, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA-JPL, 03-2004 to 08-2006.
    14. Linking Multi-scale Remotely Sensed Data, Field Observations and Biogeochemistry Models to Evaluate Changes in the Terrestrial Ecosystems of China. Myneni, PI, NASA-IDS, 07-2004 to 05-2008.
    15. Integration of Atmospheric and Satellite Data for Modeling Biogenic Carbon Emissions and the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle. Myneni, PI, NASA-IDS, 01-2004 to 12-2006.
    16. Using EOS Data to Characterize Impacts of Land Use/Cover Change on Surface Hydrological Processes in Climate Models. Myneni, PI, NASA-IDS, 01-2004 to 12-2006.
    17. The Greening Earth: Proposal for Monitoring the Pulse of Global Vegetation with Data from Multiple Satellites since 1981 into the 21st Century, Myneni PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA-TE, 02-2003 to 01-2007.
    18. Retrieval of Biomass and Structural Information of Forests from Lidar Waveforms Using Time-Dependent Radiative Transfer Theory, Myneni PI, NASA Graduate Study Fellowship to Mrs. S. Kotchenova, 09-2002 to 08-2005.
    19. The Role of Land-Cover Change in High Latitude Ecosystems: Implications for Carbon Budgets in Northern North America, Myneni, PI, NASA-LCLUC, 09-2001 to 08-2004.
    20. A Benchmark Dataset of Multi-dimensional Earth Science Satellite Data for Testing of Learning Algorithms, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA Ames (ISP), 04-2001 to 03-2004.
    21. Retrieving LAI and fAPAR from MERIS data with Advanced Algorithms, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, ESA and NASA-TE, 01-2001 to 12-2003.
    22. Improving the Representation of Land in Climate Models by Application of EOS Observations, Myneni, PI, NASA-EOSIDS, 01-2001 to 12-2003.
    23. Integration of Atmospheric, Laboratory, and Satellite Data to Estimate Biospheric Sources of Oxygenated Organic Compounds , Myneni, PI, NASA-EOSIDS, 09-2000 to 01-2004.
    24. Radiative Transfer Based Synergistic MODIS/MISR Algorithm for the Estimation of Global LAI and FPAR, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA, 10-1996 to 12-2003. (Execution Phase).
    25. Look-Up-Table Based Approach for the Estimation of Global Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Absorbed PAR from MISR Data, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, JPL, 04-2000 to 12-2003.
    26. Multi-Decadal Pathfinder Data Sets of Global Land Biophysical Variables from AVHRR and MODIS and their Use in GCM Studies of Biogeophysics and Biogeochemistry, Myneni, PI, Knyazikhin, co-I, NASA-PDSP, 09-2000 to 08-2002.
    27. ENSO and Land Surface Temperature & Global Vegetation Dynamics Observed from an 18 year Satellite Sensed Data Set, Myneni, PI, NASA Graduate Study Fellowship to Mr. L. Zhou, 09-1999 to 08-2002.
    28. Biophysical Data Sets to Evaluate Vegetation Response to Snow Cover Feedback on Near Surface Air Temperature, Myneni, PI, NOAA, 09-1997 to 08-2000.
    29. Advanced NDVI Data Sets from Fusion of AVHRR and SeaWIFs Data, Myneni, PI, NASA GSFC, 08-1998 to 07-2000.
    30. Collection of LAI and FPAR Data Over the TERRA Core Sites, Knyazikhin, PI, Myneni, co-I, NASA GSFC, 09-1999 to 08-2000.
    31. Look-Up-Table Based Approach for the Estimation of Global Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Absorbed PAR from MISR Data, Myneni, PI, JPL, 03-1997 to 08-1999.
    32. Modelling and Remote Sensing of Radiant Energy Interactions and Physiological Functioning in a Boreal Ecosystem, Myneni, PI, NASA GSFC, 11-1996 to 04-1999.
    33. Identification of linked vegetation index and SST anomaly areas and prediction of plant productivity from climate forecasts. Myneni, PI, NASA GSFC, 07/1997 to 06/1998.
    34. Radiative Transfer Based Synergistic MODIS/MISR Algorithm for the Estimation of Global LAI and FPAR, Myneni, PI, NASA, 10-1996 to 06-1998 (Definition Phase).