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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 269-276

Using remote sensing for geobotanical zoning of the East European tundra

I. Lavrinenko 
Komarov Botanical Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, 197376, Sankt-Petersburg, Professor Popov, 2
132 geobotanical districts, which relate to the 18 geobotanical regions, 4 subzone and two subprovinces, were allocated in the East European tundra using maps and remote sensing methods. Significant differences in the typological diversity of vegetation were found between geobotanical regions. The distributions of the maximum values of NDVI correspond to the proposed scheme of geobotanical zoning. The mean values of above-ground green phytomass for regions change from 135 to 450 g/m2 with a coefficient of variation of 0,8 to 20 %.
Keywords: geobotanical zoning, remote sensing, East European tundra, NDVI, phytomass
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