Title:

A remote sensing-based primary production model for grassland biomes

Publication Year:
2003
Abstract:

In this paper, we profile a Light Use Efficiency (LUE) model of primary production parameterised with satellite information, and test it for the West African Sahel; solar radiation is absorbed by plants to provide energy for photosynthesis, while moisture shortfalls control the efficiency of light usage. In particular, we show how an economical use of existing, yet meagre data sets can be used to circumvent nominal, yet untenable approaches for achieving this for the region. Keywords: Light Use Efficiency, Gross Primary Production, Grasslands, NDVI, Sahel, Carbon cycle.

Publication Title:

Ecological Modelling

Volume:
169
Pages:
131-155
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
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