Relationship between green leaf biomass and ERS-2 backscatter of four vegetation formations in the semi-arid zone of Israel


Svoray, T., Shoshany, M., Curran, P.J., Foody, G.M. and Perevolotsky, A. (2001) Relationship between green leaf biomass and ERS-2 backscatter of four vegetation formations in the semi-arid zone of Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, (8), 1601-1607. (doi:10.1080/01431160116869).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160116869

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Relationships between ERS-2 SAR backscatter and the biophysical properties of four Mediterranean vegetation formations (forest, shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbaceous vegetation) were assessed. Low correlation was found between ERS-2 SAR backscatter and both aboveground biomass and LAI. However, significantly higher correlation (r =0.92) was found between ERS-2 SAR backscatter and a new index of Green leaf biomass Volumetric Density (GVD). These results stress the dominant influence of leaves in the uppermost part of the vegetation layer on ERS-2 SAR backscatter.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0143-1161 (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 16306
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:06
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16306

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