Professor Crystal Schaaf’s Lab

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Professor Crystal Schaaf’s Lab

The Team is focused on the development and evaluation of surface albedo and reflectance anisotropy products from satellite sensors (MODIS, VIIRS, Landsat8), on the ability to detect and monitor vegetation phenology, ephemeral snow, and land cover disturbance, on models of the hydrologic biogeochemical cycles in forests and coastal regions,  on strategies to estimate surface structure and biomass from airborne and spaceborne lidars and multiangle multispectral observations, and on the development and deployment of terrestrial scanning lidars.

SPECTRALMASS: Structure and Productivity of the Environment with Coastal and Terrestrial Reflectance and Albedo from Lidar and Multi-Angle Satellite Systems