Development of a decision support system for monitoring, reporting and forecasting ecological conditions of the Appalachian Trail

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This paper introduces a collaborative multi-agency effort to develop an Appalachian Trail (A.T.) MEGA-Transect Decision Support System (DSS) for monitoring, reporting and forecasting ecological conditions of the A.T. and the surrounding lands. The project is to improve decisionmaking on management of the A.T. by providing a coherent framework for data integration, status reporting and trend analysis. The A.T. MEGA-Transect DSS is to integrate NASA multi-platform sensor data and modeling through the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) and in situ measurements from A.T. MEGA-Transect partners to address identified natural resource priorities and improve resource management decisions.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Development of a decision support system for monitoring, reporting and forecasting ecological conditions of the Appalachian Trail
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5651835
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries, Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International
First page 2095
Last page 2098
Conference Title 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010)
Conference Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference Date July 25-30, 2010
Country United States
Other Geospatial Appalachian trial and surrounding areas
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