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The vegetation greenness trend in Canada and US Alaska from 1984–2012 Landsat data

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2016

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Ju, Junchang, and Masek, Jeffrey G., 2016, The vegetation greenness trend in Canada and US Alaska from 1984–2012 Landsat data: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 176, p. 1-16.

Summary

To assess the North American high-latitude vegetation response to the rising temperature, we derived NDVI trend for 91.2% of the non-water, non-snow land area of Canada and Alaska using the peak-summer Landsat surface reflectance data of 1984–2012. Our analysis indicated that 29.4% and 2.9% of the land area of Canada and Alaska showed statistically significant positive (greening) and negative (browning) trends respectively, at significance level p < 0.01, after burned forest areas were masked out. The area with greening trend dominated over that with browning trend for all land cover types. The greening occurred primarily in the tundra of western Alaska, along the north coast of Canada and in northeastern Canada; the most intensive [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.01.001
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0034-4257

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