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Zonal calculation for large scale drought monitoring based on MODIS data
Author(s): Hongjun Li; Li Zheng; Chunqiang Li; Yuping Lei
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Paper Abstract

Temperature vegetation dryness index (TVDI) is a simple and effective methods for drought monitoring. In this study, the statistic characteristics of MODIS-EVI and MODI-NDVI at two different times were analyzed and compared. NDVI reaches saturation in well-vegetated areas while EVI has no such a shortcoming. In current study, we used MODIS-EVI as vegetation index for TVDI. The analysis of vegetation index and land surface temperature at different latitudes and different times showed that there was a zonal distribution of land surface parameters. It is therefore necessary to calculate the TVDI with a zonal distribution. Compared with TVDI calculated for the whole region, the zonal calculation of TVDI increases the accuracy of regression equations of wet and dry edge, improves the correlations of TVDI and measured soil moisture, and the effectiveness of the large scale drought monitoring using remote sensing data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6298, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III, 62981V (27 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678644
Show Author Affiliations
Hongjun Li, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology (China)
Li Zheng, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology (China)
Chunqiang Li, Meteorological Institute of Hebei Province (China)
Yuping Lei, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6298:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III
Wei Gao; Susan L. Ustin, Editor(s)

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