Title: Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR)
Authors: GOBRON NadineKNORR WolfgangBELWARD AlanPINTY Bernard
Citation: BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY vol. 91 no. 7 p. S50-S51
Publisher: AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC62188
ISSN: 0003-0007
URI: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-91-7-StateoftheClimate
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62188
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-91-7-StateoftheClimate
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The state of vegetation has been monitored using monthly estimates of the FAPAR from NASA/SeaWiFS and ESA/MERIS from 1998 to 2009. The strongest positive anomalies for 2009, indicating favorable vegetation growing conditions, are found in eastern Brazil (Cerrado and Mid-Atlantic coastal region) and South Africa, while most of the rest of South America and east Africa exhibit the strongest negative anomalies. Persistent droughts in Southern America, East Africa, and Australia are clearly manifest in poor vegetation growth and vigor.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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