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Mitchell Schull

Mitchell Schull is a Post-Doctoral  Associate with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.S. in Geography from the University of North Dakota in 2003 and his Ph.D from the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University in 2011. His research interests include radiative transfer in vegetation as well as thermal infrared remote sensing with applications in surface energy balance and carbon flux modeling.  His early work in radiative transfer studies in forests illustrated the impact of canopy structure on the measured reflected signal and the application of information gained from canopy structure.   He has also played a role in the development of the carbon flux component of the Two-Source Energy Balance (TSEB) and it subsequent implementation into the DisAggregated Atmosphere Land Exchange Inverse (DisALEXI) model while at the USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab.  TSEB is the basis land-surface energy balance model used in DisALEXI and ALEXI which are currently used to monitor evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and drought at continental to field scales.  He is currently working with Christopher Hain to implement the ALEXI/DisALEXI modeling framework into an open-source environment for further collaboration with global stakeholders.

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