Title: BIOMASS INDICATORS FROM SATELLITE DATA FOR FOOD SECURITY MONITORING
Authors: MERONI MICHELEVERSTRAETE MichelREMBOLD FelixURBANO FERDINANDOKAYITAKIRE Francois
Publisher: NEREUS/ESA
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC70636
URI: http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/publications/NEREUS/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC70636
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission operationally monitors semi-arid countries using Earth Observation (EO) systems. This contribution describes the application of a new method for assessing vegetation condition with a focus on biomass indicators. The method, based on the retrieval of vegetation phenology from SPOT-VEGETATION satellite data, was used to assess the extent and the impact of the drought that hit the Horn of Africa region (HoA) in 2010-2011.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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