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    Remote Sensing of Amazon Greenness

  • Saatchi et al., 2012 Persistent Effects of a Severe Drought on Amazonian Forest Canopy, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1204651110

  • Samanta et al., 2012 Why is remote sensing of Amazon forest greenness so challenging? Earth Int., Vol. 16(2), Paper 7, doi:10.1175/2012EI440.1

  • W. Yang and R.B. Myneni, 2012, Analysis, Improvement and Application of the MODIS LAI Products, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH and Co., Saarbruecken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-00068-3.

  • Samanta et al., 2012 Interpretation of variations in MODIS-measured greenness levels of Amazon forests during 2000 to 2009, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024018

  • Samanta et al., 2012 Seasonal changes in leaf area of Amazon forests from leaf flushing and abscission, J. Geophys. Res. VOL. 117, G01015, doi:10.1029/2011JG001818, 2012

  • Xu and Samanta et al., 2011. Widespread decline in greenness of Amazonian vegetation due to the 2010 drought, Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 38, L07402, doi:10.1029/2011GL046824, 2011.

  • Samanta et al., 2010. MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index data do not show greening of Amazon forests during the 2005 drought, New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03516.x, 2010

  • Samanta et al., 2010. Amazon forests did not green-up during the 2005 drought, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, L05401, doi:10.1029/2009GL042154, 2010, Supplemental Information
  • Robinson et al., 2008. An empirical approach to retrieve monthly evapotranspiration over Amazonia, Int. J. Remote Sens., Vol. 29:7045–7063, 2008.

  • Myneni et al., 2007. Large seasonal changes in leaf area of amazon rainforests. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 104: 4820-4823, doi:10.1073/pnas.0611338104.

  • Ichii et al., 2007. Constraining rooting depths in tropical rainforests using satellite data and ecosystem modeling for accurate simulation of gross primary production seasonality, Global Change Biology, 13: 67-77, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01277.x

  • Huete et al., 2006. Amazon rainforests green-up with sunlight in dry season, Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 33, L06405, doi:10.1029/2005GL025583.

  • Nemani et al., 2003. Climate driven increases in global net primary production from 1981 to 1991. Science, 300:1560-1563 (June-06-2003)

Climate and Vegetation Research Group
Dept. of Geography,Boston University. Dec-31-2012