Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Gas Accounting of Northern Eurasia (Siberia II)

2001-01-01 – 2006-11-02

The overall objective of SIBERIA-II is to demonstrate the viability of full carbon accounting (including greenhouse gases (GHGs): CO2, CO, CH4, N2O, NOx) on a regional basis using the environmental tools and systems available to us today and in the near future. The region under study is Northern Eurasia, covering an area of more than 200 million ha and representing a significant part of the Earth's boreal biome which plays a critical role in global climate. The tools and systems to be employed include a selected yet spectrally and temporally diverse set of multi-sensor Earth Observation instruments, detailed existing databases of field information and some of the worlds most advanced climate models to account for fluxes between land and atmosphere.

Project manager

Project members

  • Richard Kidd


  • Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Universitè Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Wales, Swansea
  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Gamma Remote Sensing Research and Consulting AG
  • Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung