Fractional vegetation cover of East African wetlands observed on ground and from space

Schmidt, M., Amler, E., Guerschman, J. P., Scarth, P., Behn, K. and Thonfeld, F. (2016). Fractional vegetation cover of East African wetlands observed on ground and from space. In: L. Ouwehand, Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, (). 9-13 May 2016.

Author Schmidt, M.
Amler, E.
Guerschman, J. P.
Scarth, P.
Behn, K.
Thonfeld, F.
Title of paper Fractional vegetation cover of East African wetlands observed on ground and from space
Conference name Living Planet Symposium 2016
Conference location Prague, Czech Republic
Conference dates 9-13 May 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Frascati, Italy
Publisher European Space Agency
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9789292213053
ISSN 0379-6566
Editor L. Ouwehand
Volume SP-740
Total pages 5
Abstract/Summary Wetlands are important ecosystems providing numerous ecosystem services. They are of particular importance to communities in East Africa where agriculture is the most important economic sector and where food availability to households critical. During an intensive field campaign in the dry season of 2013 were Fractional Vegetation Cover (FVC) measurements, botanical vegetation cover and vegetation structure estimates acquired in three wetland test sites within the East African region. FVC cover data were collated in three strata: ground layer, midstorey and overstorey (woody vegetation greater than 2 m). Fractional cover estimates for the green and no-green vegetative fraction were calculated for Landsat MODIS imagery. These FVC data products were evaluated a) with FVC field data and b) relative to each other for their usability in the East African region. First results show some promise for further studies.
Subjects 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
1912 Space and Planetary Science
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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