(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Optical remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystem primary productivity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SONG C. (1 2) ; DANNENBERG M.P. (1) ; HWANG T. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Anhui Agricultural Univ., CHINE


This progress report reviews the theory and practice of mapping terrestrial primary productivity using optical remotely sensed data. Terrestrial ecosystem primary productivity is generally estimated with optical remote sensing via one of the following approaches : (1) empirical estimation from spectral vegetation indices; (2) models that are based on light-use-efficiency (LUE) theory; (3) models that are not based on LUE theory, but the biophysical processes of plant photosynthesis. Among these three, models based on LUE are the primary approach. At the same time, major efforts have been dedicated to mapping vegetation canopy biochemical composition via imaging spectroscopy for use in process-based models to estimating primary productivity. In so doing, optical remote sensing will continue to play a vital role in global carbon cycle science research.


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no6 [pp. 834-854]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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