(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Spatio-temporal dynamics of vegetation coverage and its relationship with climate factors in Inner Mongolia, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MU S. (1) ; YANG H. (1) ; LI J. (1) ; CHEN Y. (1) ; GANG C. (1) ; ZHOU W. (1) ; JU W. (2) ;
(1) School of Life Science, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(2) International Inst. for Earth System Science, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE


The vegetation coverage dynamics and its relationship with climate factors on different spatial and temporal scales in Inner Mongolia during 2001–2010 were analyzed based on MODIS-NDVI data and climate data. The results indicated that vegetation coverage showed here obvious longitudinal zonality, increasing from west to east across the region. During 2001-2010, the mean vegetation coverage was 0.57, 0.4 and 0.16 in forest, grassland and desert biome, respectively, exhibiting evident spatial heterogeneities. On inter-annual time scale, precipitation was the dominant driving force of vegetation coverage for the whole region. On inter-monthly scale, the change of vegetation coverage was consistent with both the change of temperature and precipitation, implying that the vegetation growth within a year is more sensitive to the combined effects of water and heat rather than either single climate factor


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 231-246]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



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