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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).

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Abstract

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..

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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

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Local EPrints ID: 151539
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/151539
ISSN: 0034-4257
PURE UUID: 0a7e4d96-9caf-4789-a18d-bacd8ad8d108
ORCID for J. Dash: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5444-2109

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

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

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