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Development Of Leaf Area Index (LAI) Distributions For Germany From NOAA/AVHRR NDVI Satellite Data

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990092

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

523 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Ch. PreuBer, S.W. Dech & P. Tungalagsaikhan and R. Steinbrecher

Abstract

Development of Leaf Area Index (LAI) Distributions for Germany from NOAA/AVHRR NDVI Satellite Data A contribution to subproject GENEMIS Ch. PreuBer*, S.W. Decfr; P Tungalagsaikhan^ and R. Steinbrecher* * Fraunhofer-Institut fur Atmospharische Umweltforschung (IFU), Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19, D-82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany * Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Luft- und Raumfahrt e.v. (DLR), Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum (DFD), D-82234 Wessling, Germany Introduction Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) greatly influence the ozone distributions in summertime in the lower troposphere (e.g. Trainer et al, 1987). BVOC are emitted from plants, mostly trees (e.g. Helas et a/., 1997). For assessing the contribution of BVOC to surface ozone formation it is therefore necessary to calculate the source strength of these compounds from vegetation. The main

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