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Satellite remote sensing of primary production in the Sahel using NOAA AVHRR 1981-1988
Author(s): Stephen D. Prince
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Paper Abstract

Field measurements of primary production in semi-arid grasslands in three Sahelian countries over a period of eight years are analyzed in conjunction with multitemporal sums of vegetation indices derived from the NOAA spacecraft's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer. The results demonstrate that there is a strong linear relationship between the satellite observations of vegetation indices and the prlmaiy production in the range 0-3,000 kg ha. The confidence intervals of estimation of production were in the range ±61-161 kg ha.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1300, Remote Sensing of the Biosphere, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21388
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Stephen D. Prince, Univ. of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1300:
Remote Sensing of the Biosphere
James Alan Smith, Editor(s)

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