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Monitoring vegetation cover change in east Hunshandake savanna with Landsat TM
Author(s): Qing He; Daren Lu
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Paper Abstract

Landsat Thermal Mapper data were used to monitoring the vegetation cover change in east part of the Hunshandake sandy land. The NDVI in middle September are 0.47, 0.67, 0.65 and 0.33 in 1987, 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively, which highly correlated with the rainfall of July and August. There are some regions showed vegetation degradation which could not recover in a short time, most of them located in poor vegetated areas. And the degraded area is increasing from 1996 (3.8%) and to 1998 (6.0%). The vegetation condition shows improvement in 2001, and this may associated with the effort made by Chinese government to improve the environment of Hunshandake sandy land.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4890, Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466816
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Qing He, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS (China)
Daren Lu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4890:
Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land
Xiaoling Pan; Wei Gao; Michael H. Glantz; Yoshiaki Honda, Editor(s)

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