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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 114-121

Satellite index for assessment of climate extremes in the drylands (with an example from Kuma Manych depression)

A.N. Zolotokrylin , T.B. Titkova , E.A. Cherenkova , V.V. Vinogradova 
Institute of Geography, RAS, 119017 Russia, Moscow, Staromonetnyi per., 29
The satellite index for the detection of climatic extrema (Satellite Climatic Extremes Index, SCEI) - drought and overmoistening after a heavy precipitation over drylands was proposed. SCEI calculated as the sum of deviations from a long-term average albedo and surface temperature, NDVI, soil moisture, normalized to standard deviation. Peculiarities of the index for studying the dynamics of desertification with an example from Kuma Manych depression were discussed.
Keywords: satellite index of climate extremes, drought, overmoistening, albedo and surface temperature, NDVI, soil moisture, MODIS, drylands, Kuma-Manych depression
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