Title: Fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FAPAR) [in 'State of the Climate in 2010']
Authors: GOBRON NadineBELWARD Alan
Citation: BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY vol. 92 no. 6 p. S72
Publisher: AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC67906
ISSN: 0003-0007
URI: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0477-92.6.S1
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67906
DOI: 10.1175/1520-0477-92.6.S1
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Several large-scale climate patterns influenced climate conditions and weather patterns across the globe during 2010. The transition from a warm El Niño phase at the beginning of the year to a cool La Niña phase by July contributed to many notable events, ranging from record wetness across much of Australia to historically low Eastern Pacific basin and near-record high North Atlantic basin hurricane activity. Analysis of a 13-year record of global earth observations has showed considerable variations in vegetation dynamics on regional and continental scales. The state of vegetation has been monitored using estimates of the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) from 1998 to 2010 (Gobron et al. 2010). These data highlight geographical regions with anomalous vegetation in 2010 with respect to previous years.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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