Reflectance Repository

Gesuri Ramirez

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Graduate Research Assistant
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Gesuri is a Master's student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Libia Gonzalez

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Undergraduate Research Assistant
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Libia is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is part of the Systems Ecology Lab.

John Gamon

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Professor
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Dr. Gamon studies the "breathing of the planet" - the exchanges of carbon and water vapour between the biosphere and the atmosphere that affect ecosystem productivity and help regulate our atmosphere and climate.

A new site for measuring multi-scale land-atmosphere carbon, water, and energy exchange at the Jornada experimental range

Deserts and semi-arid landscapes comprise 35% of the land surface area on Earth and an eminent challenge is to predict how global climate change will impact local to global-scale provisioning of ecosystems goods and services. Understanding the sources, sinks, pathways, and mechanisms controlling the cycling of carbon, water, and energy is key to meeting this challenge, which, in arid landscapes, remains poorly studied. This study utilizes and further advances a range of technologies and cyberinfrastructure tools at a new research site located on the Jornada Basin Experimental Range.

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Juan Carlos Gonzales

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Student
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Juan Carlos is a graduate student in computer science at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently collaborating in projects related to the Cybershare Center of Excellence.

Reflectance Data Gathering SAW

An abstract workflow about the process of gathering reflectance data from multiple tram lines. This process is also informally referred to as "Santonu's Process".

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reflectance
data gathering
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Formally Specifying and Validating Data Assurance Properties for Real Time Data Processing Applications

As global environmental conditions rapidly change, environmental scientists constantly use new data-intensive field-based instrument technologies to understand such changes. As the environmental sciences become more data driven, a need to develop mechanisms and procedures to verify the integrity of the data has increased. The quality of the data integrity verification mechanisms is as good as the quality of the properties specified. Thus, there is a need to develop an approach to allow scientists and non-software engineering domain experts to “formally” specify data assurance properties.

Keyword(s): 
assurance
real time
formally
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A Runtime Data Verification Cyberinfrastructure for an Automated Robotic Tram System Measuring Surface Reflectance in the ArcticThis

Global change is amongst the greatest challenges facing humanity. Understanding the future state of the Earth System and how humans will need to adapt requires: Improved environmental observation capacity, more thorough understanding of environmental connectivity and, integration of such data into predictive models. Environmental science is becoming data driven. There is a need for improved mechanisms and procedures to verify the integrity of data streams and improve trust in and optimization of data and workflow.

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artic
robotic tram system
surface
reflectance
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Irbis Gallegos

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PhD Student
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Paulo Pinheiro da Silva

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Cybershare PI
Assistant Professor

Dr. Pinheiro da Silva is a PI of the Cybershare Center of Excellence and an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at UTEP. He leads the Computer-Science subproject of Cybershare.