The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

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), pp. 1856-1862. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.03.010).

Record type: Article


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..

PDF Main_text_revised_final.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (70kB)

More information

e-pub ahead of print date: 5 May 2010
Published date: 16 August 2010
Keywords: remote sensing, carbon cycle, meris terrestrial chlorophyll index, mtci, flux tower


Local EPrints ID: 151539
ISSN: 0034-4257
PURE UUID: 0a7e4d96-9caf-4789-a18d-bacd8ad8d108
ORCID for J. Dash: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 11 May 2010 12:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:55

Export record



Author: A. Harris
Author: J. Dash ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.