Title: Land Degradation Addressed by Satellite Based Long Term Vegetation Phenological Trends over Africa: Preliminary Results
Authors: IVITS-WASSER EvaCHERLET MichaelSOMMER StefanMEHL Wolfgang
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISBN 978-0-932913-13-5
Publisher: Omni-Press
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56818
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56818
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Land degradation is the reduction of the capacity of land to sustain its ecosystem functions and services that support society and development. In this study we derive phenological indices from time series of Spot VEGETATON images. For the African continent, we illustrate that such metrics show observable trends that can help explaining the state and evolution of vegetative land cover due to climatic and/or anthropogenic influences and can be considered a large scale proxy adding to assessment of land degradation
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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