(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

A method for choice of optimum scale on land use monitoring in Tarim River Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO J. (1 4) ; CHEN X. (1) ; BAO A. (1) ; ZHANG C. (2) ; SHI W. (3) ;
(1) Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(2) Urban Inst. of Geotechnical Investigation Surveying and Mapping, Xinjiang, Urumqi, CHINE
(3) China Inst. of Water Resources and Research, Beijing, CHINE
(4) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


The aim of selecting an optimal scale is to determine the grid cell for the monitoring of land-use and to investigate the scale law of land area in the Tarim River Basin in Xinjiang, which will allow a maximum diversity of the land types in unit grid area, facilating the ground experiment design and the remote survey in the future. Selecting the suitable scale consisted of 3 steps : 1) area mode is derived from statistics of frequency distribution of areas of the land types in the Tarim River Basin; 2) according to the mode of the area, the normalized scale variances (NSV) was calculated and the suitable scale of the ecological monitoring was discussed; 3) the diversity indices and the fractal dimension figured to supplement the methods and validate the results of NSV


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2009, vol. 19, no3 [pp. 340-350]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-009-0340-5

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