Title: Characterization of Pan-Mediterranean Riparian Areas by Remote Sensing Derived Phenological Indices
Authors: IVITS-WASSER EvaCHERLET MichaelSOMMER StefanMEHL Wolfgang
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC47097
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23498 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC47097
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report aimed at inventorying characteristics of Mediterranean riparian-use zones using statistical analysis of some phenological indices calculated from remote sensing time series. Riparian areas are focused because of their prime importance in offering potential for adapted agricultural landuse and their ecosystem services. The quantity of vegetation cover present in these wider riparian-use zones has been proven to be directly dependent to adjacent landuse and related to the functioning of the zone as wider riparian buffer. Phenological indices derived from low resolution remote sensing time series can be used in complement with other data to assess and monitor dynamics and stresses of the riparian-use zones.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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