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Combination of remote sensing and in situ measurements for a detailed assessment of biophysical properties of East African rainforests : A case study for Kakamega Forest, Kenya, and Budongo Forest, Uganda

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Kraus, Tanja ; Schmidt, Michael ; Dech, Stefan W. ; Samimi, Cyrus:
Combination of remote sensing and in situ measurements for a detailed assessment of biophysical properties of East African rainforests : A case study for Kakamega Forest, Kenya, and Budongo Forest, Uganda.
In: 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium : IGARSS 2009; Proceedings. Band 3. - Piscataway : IEEE , 2009 . - pp. 326-329
ISBN 978-1-4244-3394-0
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417766

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In situ measurements of leaf area index (LAI) were taken in two semi-deciduous rainforests in East Africa. Based on field data and optical high resolution satellite images, transfer functions were established that helped to produce high resolution LAI maps of both areas. In a further step, these maps were used to validate the spatial accuracy of the MODIS LAI product for the two test sites. The temporal consistency of the product was investigated based on a time series for the years 2000-2005. Results show that both spatially and temporally the MODIS LAI product represented the test sites' LAI with satisfying accuracy. Yet temporal interpolation should be applied to bad data quality pixels before MODIS LAI time series are used for further applications.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Climatology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Climatology > Professorship Climatology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > African Studies
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 09:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/37407