The potential of the MERIS terrestrial chlorophyll index for carbon flux estimation

Harris, A. and Dash, J. (2010) The potential of the MERIS terrestrial chlorophyll index for carbon flux estimation. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, (8), 1856-1862. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.03.010).


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In this study we evaluated the potential of the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) Terrestrial Chlorophyll Index (MTCI) for monitoring gross primary productivity (GPP) across fifteen eddy covariance towers encompassing a wide variation in North American vegetation composition.

The across-site relationship between MTCI and tower GPP was stronger than that between either the MODIS GPP or EVI and tower GPP, suggesting that data from the MERIS sensor can be used as a valid alternative to MODIS for estimating carbon fluxes. Correlations between tower GPP and both vegetation indices (EVI and MTCI) were similar only for deciduous vegetation, indicating that physiologically..

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.03.010
ISSNs: 0034-4257 (print)
Keywords: remote sensing, carbon cycle, meris terrestrial chlorophyll index, mtci, flux tower
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 151539
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
16 August 2010Published
5 May 2010Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 12:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:23

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