RESEARCH GRANTS FOR COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: USAID  (2005-2007)Transboundary Water for Biodiversity in the Mara River Basin, Kenya and Tanzania ($700,000), (Co-PI)
NSF (2005-2006) Planning visit to study the effects of vegetation and cropping pattern on soil moisture dynamics and river flow in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia ($9,896) (PI)
USDA  (2005-2007) Curricular Development and Capacity Building in Agroecology Sciences ($229,839) (Co-PI)
USDA  (2006-2008) Limits to Growth in Agriculture and Emerging Sustainable Farming Systems in Developing Countries ($100, 000) (Co-PI)
NASA (PI: G. A. Seielstad): (2003- 04) Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment - Year 3.  ($2,700,000)
NASA (P.I.: G. A. Seielstad): (2004-05) Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment - Year 4.  ($2,523,046)
USDA-ARS (PI: G. A. Seielstad)Benefits from Precision Agriculture ($347, 000)
Raytheon (PI: G. A. Seielstad) Team Express: Crop Range Alert System-Phase 4, 2003 ($ 688,265)Raytheon (PI: G. A. Seielstad) Team Express: Crop Range Alert System-Phase 5, 2004 ($275,000)
 

                              SPECIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES/STUDY UNDER

                                THE SUPPORT OF THE ABOVE GRANTS

 

Text Box: SELECTED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES FROM THE ABOVE  COMPLETED PROJECTS
 
Hydrology of Devils Lake: Hydroclimatological analysis and grid-based spatial water budget study.
        This study focused on understanding the hydroclimatological factors behind the lake level fluctuations and also capturing the historical trends. Grid-based estimation of the runoff and evapotranspiration was used to compute the spatial water balance of the basin. As a hydrologically closed basin, the unpredicted lake levels due to the complex hydrometrological processes were analyzed and studied. [Publication 1]  [Publication 2] [Conference Presentation].
Surface energy flux from agricultural fields using remote sensing
        This study analyzed Landsat imagery of wheat and soybean fields in Northwestern Minnesota from 1997-2002 to study the latent heat flux from the two field employing the SEBAL model. The study also correlates yield to the modeled latent heat flux. 
[Publication]  [Conference Presentation].
Spatiotemporal dynamics of land surface parameters and energy fluxes in the Red River of the North Valley.
           The study collected and analyzed Landsat imagery of the upper basin of the Red River of the North and computed land surface parameters and energy fluxes for comparison purposes. Two urban areas, Grand Forks/East Grand Forks and Fargo/Moorhead were studied. Land-cover, vegetation cover and impervious surface area changes were estimated. [Publication]  [Conference Presentation].
Wetland restoration: ET dynamics at the Glacial Ridge prairie restoration in Northwestern Minnesota
           This study analyzed the changes in the hydrology of the restoration site using series of  Landsat imagery and ET estimated using surface energy balance approach. Temporal and spatial changes of the hydrologic response was studied using the estimated ET as indicator of the success of restoration. [Publication]  [Conference Presentation].
Energy-carbon flux linkage: Use of ANN and remote sensing in estimating carbon fluxes.
        This study used ANN technique to couple the carbon and energy fluxes for the grassland, forest and agricultural ecosystems. A separate study also used remote sensing-based  energy fluxes and land surface parameters (net radiation (Rn), soil heat flux (G), sensible heat (H), latent heat (LE), emissivity (e), albedo (a), normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and surface temperature (Tsur)) to compare two grazing fields of different grazing density in Mandan, North Dakota. [Publication]  [Conference Presentation].
Stream flow modeling and estimation
        This study used spatially distributed travel time approach to estimate the discharge at the Heart River station in Missouri River Basin. A separate study also uses ANN technique to model the multi-temporal flow at the Grand Forks station of the Red River and also the lake stage of the Devils Lake. [Publication]  [Conference Presentation].