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The response of leaf area index to climate change during 1981-2000 in China
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Paper Abstract

The impact of climate change on Leaf Area Index (LAI) and its spatial pattern was studied by using climate data and LAI data retrieved from AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) during the study period (1981-2002). In recent 20 years, most areas of China became warmer and had more precipitation which resulted in higher LAI values and increased Gross Primary Production (GPP). There were higher LAI values in 1990s than 1980s in most areas of China, approximately 75% of the whole China land. In turn, the ecological environment of China had been improved and the region suitable for vegetation growth expanded westward, which leads the increase of the Net Primary Productivity (NPP).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5884, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II, 58840S (1 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612929
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Zhiqiang Gao, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS (China)
USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Wei Gao, USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
James Slusser, USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program/Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5884:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II
Wei Gao; David R. Shaw, Editor(s)

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