About the FLEX Photosynthesis Study
The Photosynthesis Study targetted the linkage between solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis
in terrestrial vegetation.
During FLEX operation, it would be desirable to map actual photosynthesis
by measuring — from space — fluorescence emission.
The study developed and implemented a photosynthesis model based on state-of-the-art existing modules
incorporating chlorophyll fluorescence.
In addition, a simpler prototype algorithm to derive photosynthesis
was developed from the model and/or empirical data.
About the European Space Agency...
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space, with the mission to shape the development of
Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA undertakes programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country, keeping Europe
at the forefront of global space activities. Today it launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications
and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System, and cooperates in the human exploration of space.
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