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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2019, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 111-123

Seasonal dynamics of the agroecosystems green vegetation fraction derived from satellite data

E.A. Terekhin 1 
1 Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia
Accepted: 30.04.2019
DOI: 10.21046/2070-7401-2019-16-4-111-123
Fraction of green vegetation cover is one of the important parameters determining the vegetation state. This paper presents the results of green vegetation fraction estimation for agroecosystems typical of south forest-steppe zone using both Sentinel and MODIS remote sensing data. Study objects are agrolandscapes of the south of Central Chernozem Region of Russia. The assessment of the relationship between the actual and calculated green vegetation fraction values has been made using over 200 measurements obtained during the field research. High correlation between the actual green vegetation fraction values and its values calculated from MODIS and Sentinel-2 MSI data was established. The variability of green vegetation fraction within the contours of crop areas was studied using Sentinel data for different types of crops. Seasonal dynamics of the fraction of green vegetation cover was calculated for main regional crop types using NDVI values: barley, winter wheat, sunflower, soybean, corn, sunflower and perennial grasses. It was found that the seasonal dynamics of calculated fraction of green vegetation corresponds to the main phenophases of vegetation types in the south of forest-steppe.
Keywords: green vegetation fraction, green phytomass, vegetation cover, agroecosystems, remote sensing, vegetation indices, MODIS, Sentinel
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