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Building a Rangeland Decision Support System: Linking Ranges Products with DNDC

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74460
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
040582
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied GeoSolutions, LLC
87 PACKERS FALLS RD DURHAM, NH 03824-4813
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Building a Rangeland Decision Support System: Linking Ranges Products with DNDC
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNS05AA32C
Award Amount: $69,283.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is submitted under the Innovative Tools and Techniques Supporting the Practical Uses of Earth Science Observations topic. We seek to evaluate and demonstrate technical approaches for linking remote sensing rangeland products with a soil biogeochemical model to form a decision support system for improved rangeland management. The resulting decision support system will be unique and innovative by not only providing operational remote sensing observations of rangeland condition, but also web-based tools that utilize these observations to provide critical information on soil fertility/productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential erosion and sedimentation. Our Rangeland Decision Support System will build off of existing RANGES and DNDC tools. Landsat and MODIS prototype processing algorithms for rangeland condition (height, forage production, fractional cover) have been developed under the previous RANGES project. Our decision support system will couple RANGES products with the DeNtrification-DeComposition (DNDC) model. DNDC is a unique, spatially explicit, soil biogeochemical model that simulates both aerobic and anaerobic soil conditions, estimates crop yields based on a detailed crop physiology-phenology model, and is designed for assessing the net impact of alternative management on long-term soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics and emissions of N2O, NO, CH4, and NH3 for upland and wetland agricultural ecosystems.

Principal Investigator:

william salas
Principal Investigator
6038682369
wsalas@agsemail.com

Business Contact:

william salas
Business Official
6038682369
wsalas@agsemail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Geosolutions, LLC
10 Newmarket Road Durham, NH 03824

EIN/Tax ID: 020518753
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No