Linking Spatial Pattern and Biophysical Parameters of Urban Vegetation by Multitemporal Landsat Imagery Journal Article


Authors: Tang, Junmei; Tang, Jianwu
Article Title: Linking Spatial Pattern and Biophysical Parameters of Urban Vegetation by Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
Abstract: Rapid urbanization has profoundly transformed the urban vegetation structure and its biophysical condition throughout the world. This research examined the spatial pattern and temporal dynamic of different vegetation types in relation to two biophysical parameters of urban vegetation, the leaf area index and fraction of photosynthetically active radiation, through remote sensing techniques in the Baltimore-Washington corridor area from 1990 to 2010. The results show that the productivity of urban vegetation was affected by the urbanization and the associated fragmentation processes. These results help us track the vegetation changes caused by urbanization and anthropogenic land surface change.
Keywords: DYNAMICS; FORESTS; CLIMATE; MODELS; LAI; ATMOSPHERE; Remote Sensing; URBANIZATION; BIOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS; China; INDEXES; SPATIAL PATTERN; urban vegetation; WASHINGTON CORRIDOR AREA
Journal Title: Ieee Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Volume: 10
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1545-598X
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  
Publication Place: PISCATAWAY; 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Date Published: 2013
Start Page: 1263
End Page: 1267
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Notes: PT: J; TC: 0; UT: WOS:000320993900061