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Forrest Hall

Sr Res Sci

Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
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Ph D, University of Houston (1970)
MS, University of Houston (1968)
BS, University of Texas, Austin (1963)
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Dr, Hall specializes in global change research using earth-observing satellites. He has served as Project Manager on three major field campaigns in the US and Canada (COVER, FIFE and BOREAS). Dr. Hall's research focuses on the development of physically based algorithms for the remote sensing of vegetation condition, structure and function and the modeling of surface carbon, water and energy exchange. He has authored more than 75 scientific papers.

Research Interests

Dr Hall's current research interests focus on terrestrial vegetation including photosynthesis, vegetation structure,terrestrial ecosystem-Atmosphere carbon, water and energy exchange, and ecology.

Teaching Interests

Astronomy, Climatology, Atmospheric physics and chemistry, remote sensing.

Intellectual Contributions

Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests vol. 10 Environmental Research Letters

SCAVI: A Sunlit Canopy Adjusted Vegetation Index. No 1 vol. 41 20-28 Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 20-28,