Research directions

Earth System Observation


To provide reliable data support and technologies for Earth system science research. To establish land observatory based on global data observations and wireless sensor network. Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, produced the first finest global land cover and cropland databases in the world. The accomplishments of those products reflect Chinese scholars making new progress in huge remote sensing data processing, software development for global mapping, understanding global land cover and land use. Those databases will be beneficial to global/regional climate modeling, biodiversity conservation, global ecosystem carbon budget, bioenergy planning, agriculture planning, water resources studies, etc.