Canopy Thermal Imaging Committee

Committee Lead(s): Christopher Still ([email protected])

Committee Members: Andrew Richardson, Jen Diehl, Bharat Rastogi, and Linnia Hawkins

Mission and Goals:
The purpose of the Thermal Imaging Working Group (TIWG) is to facilitate the installation and utilization of thermal imaging across flux sites. Such installations will ideally be accompanied by complementary near-surface remote sensing or other ancillary data streams. The TIWG will help lay the groundwork for establishing new thermal imaging capabilities to better understand how leaf and canopy temperature measurements enable new understanding of ecosystem function.
This work will be pursued via the following activities: (1) reach out to flux site PIs to discuss interest in establishing thermal imaging at their sites, (2) establishment of best practices in thermal imaging measurements and analyses across sites; and (3) applied case studies at existing sites to demonstrate the value of thermal imaging as well as coordination of cross-site synthesis studies.
While the TIWG cannot provide funding, it will actively promote synergies with ongoing grants and young investigators, as well as the development of new grants related to project activities as described above.

Expectations of participants:
TIWG members are expected to co-lead and/or be actively involved in preparing and interpreting community surveys, software solutions, developing workshops and grants, and coordinating with other Committees and the FLUXNET Community Council.
The full TIWG shall meet quarterly (or more often as needed). Meetings will take place via Zoom or Teams conference calls, and meeting times will be scheduled to accommodate different time zones. Notes will be kept using the FLUXNET meeting report template. Occasional ad hoc meetings or consultations with subsets of the TIWG may also be conducted as needed to advance work elements, such as at national and international meetings like AGU and EGU. Members of the TIWG will participate in the required community-wide webinar each year.


Andrew Richardson
Northern Arizona University
Christopher Still
Oregon State University