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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 209-214

Anomalies of moistening of the south of European Russia using satellite and observed data

E.A. Cherenkova 
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 119017 Moscow, Staromonetnyi per., 29
In paper a change of soil moisture and atmospheric moistening in steppe and semi-desert landscapes of the southern European Russia monthly from May to September in the period 1992-2006 was investigated. The analysis of soil moisture change has been done using satellite data of the Soil Moisture Index. The investigation of dynamics of atmospheric moistening was executed using Thornthwaite Moisture Index on base observed data. The periods of low/high values as «below»/»above» mean annual values were studied. It is shown that the spatial and temporal distribution of anomalies of the Soil Moisture Index is consistent in sign with the anomalies of moisture index.
Keywords: anomaly, Soil Moisture Index, moisture index, satellite data
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