Monitoring rainforest dynamics in the Amazon with MODIS land products

Alfredo R. Huete, Steve Running, Ranga Myneni

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Abstract

The metabolism and phenology of Amazon rainforests significantly influence global dynamics of climate, carbon and water, but remain poorly understood. In this study we utilized Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) terrestrial ecosystem variables to analyze Amazon rainforest dynamics utilizing the satellite products; vegetation indices (VI), leaf area index (LAI), fraction of absorbed photosynthetically-active radiation (FPAR), and gross primary production (GPP). We found the MODIS products to greatly facilitate analyses and monitoring of ecosystem metabolism in both intact and disturbed rainforests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Pages263-265
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2006Aug 4 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period07/31/0608/4/06

Keywords

  • Amazon ecosystems
  • Gross primary production
  • LAI/FPAR
  • MODIS
  • Vegetation indices

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