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Assessment of tundra-taiga boundary changes using MODIS LAI data
Author(s): Min-ji Lee; Kyung-Soo Han; Kyoung-Jin Pi; Sang-Il Kim; In-Hwan Kim
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Paper Abstract

Surface of the earth temperature of the earth caused phenomenon that rise and is global warming as greenhouse gas concentration into waiting by continuous discharge of greenhouse gas increases since passing industrial revolution. While gravity about climate fluctuation is risen worldwide, place that can diminish successively biggest surface of the earth change by global warming is high latitude area of polar regions. This study observed distribution of vegetation to confirm change of tundra-taiga boundary. Tundra-taiga boundary is used to observe the transfer of vegetation pattern because it is very sensitive to human activity, natural disturbances and climate change. The circumpolar tundra-taiga boundary could observe reaction about some change. Reaction and confirmation about climate change were definite than other place. This study used Leaf Area Index(LAI) 8-Day data in August from 2000 to 2009 that acquire from Terra satellite MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) sensor and used Köppen Climate Map, Global Land Cover 2000 for reference data. This study conducted analysis of spatial distribution in low density vegetated areas and inter-annual / zonal analysis for using the long period data of LAI. Change of LAI was confirmed by analysis based on boundary value of LAI in study area. Development of vegetation could be confirmed by area of grown vegetation(730,325km2 ) than area of reduced vegetation(22,372km2 ) in tundra climate. Also, area was increased with the latitude 64°N~66° N as the center and around the latitude 62° N through area analysis by latitude. Vegetation of tundra-taiga boundary was general increase from 2000 to 2009. While area of reduced vegetation was a little, area of vegetation growth and development was increased significantly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8174, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIII, 81741G (7 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898370
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Min-ji Lee, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung-Soo Han, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyoung-Jin Pi, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Il Kim, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
In-Hwan Kim, Pukyong National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8174:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIII
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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