The NASA ARID (Adaption and Response in Drylands) Scoping Project Overview
ARID is a scoping study selected by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology (TE) Program to work with dryland scientists and stakeholders and the remote sensing community to outline a future NASA field campaign focused on drylands. If NASA selects this study, they will commit significant funds to a multi-year field campaign aimed at improving our understanding of drylands via integrated measurements across spatial scales (e.g., plot, tower, drone, aircraft, and satellite scale). Previously funded campaigns include the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), the Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), and the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS). Our scoping study will take place until approximately December 2024 when a final report will be submitted to the NASA TE Program.