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    Climate and Vegetation Greenness Dynamics

  • The Greening Earth
  • Xu et al., 2013 Temperature and vegetation seasonality diminishment over northern lands. Nature Climate Change, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1836
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    Prof. Snyder's Commentary

  • Barichivich et al., 2013 Large-scale variations in the vegetation growing season and annual cycle of atmospheric CO2 at high northern latitudes from 1950 to 2011, Global Change Biol., 2013, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12283

  • Wang et al., 2013 Evaluation of CLM4 Solar Radiation Partitioning Scheme Using Remote Sensing and Site Level FPAR Datasets, Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 2857-2882; doi:10.3390/rs5062857

  • Knyazikhin et al., 2013 Reply to Ollinger et al.: Remote Sensing of Leaf Nitrogen and Emergent Ecosystem Properties, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1305930110)

  • Knyazikhin et al., 2013 Reply to Townsend et al.: Decoupling contributions from canopy structure and leaf optics is critical for remote sensing leaf biochemistry. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1301247110)

  • Bi et al., 2013 Divergent Arctic-Boreal Vegetation Changes Between North America and Eurasia Over the Past 30 Years, Remote Sens., doi:10.3390/rs5052093

  • Anav et al., 2013 Evaluating the Land and Ocean Components of the Global Carbon Cycle in the CMIP5 Earth System Models, J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00417.1

  • Fang et al., 2013 Characterization and Intercomparison of Global Moderate Resolution Leaf Area Index (LAI) Products: Analysis of Climatologies and Theoretical Uncertainties, J. Geophys. Res.Biogeosci., doi:10.1002/jgrg.20051

  • Mohammat et al., 2013 Drought and Spring Cooling Induced Recent Decrease in Vegetation Growth in Inner Asia, Agric. For. Meteorol., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.09.014

  • Poulter et al., 2013 Recent Trends in Inner Asian Forest Dynamics to Temperature and Precipitation Indicate High Sensitivity to Climate Change, Agric. For. Meteorol., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.12.006

  • Mao et al., 2013 Global Latitudinal-Asymmetric Vegetation Growth Trends and Their Driving Mechanisms: 1982-2009, Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 1484-1497; doi:10.3390/rs5031484

  • Zhu et al., 2013 Global Data Sets of Vegetation Leaf Area Index (LAI)3g and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR)3g Derived from Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI3g) for the Period 1981 to 2011, Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 927-948; doi:10.3390/rs5020927
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  • Luo et al., 2013 Assessing Performance of NDVI and NDVI3g in Monitoring Leaf Unfolding Dates of the Deciduous Broadleaf Forest in Northern China, Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 845-861; doi:10.3390/rs5020845

  • Fang et al., 2013 The Impact of Potential Land Cover Misclassification on MODIS Leaf Area Index (LAI) Estimation: A Statistical Perspective, Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 830-844; doi:10.3390/rs5020830

  • Cong et al., 2012 Changes in satellite-derived spring vegetation green-up date and its linkage to climate in China from 1982 to 2010: a multi-method analysis, Global Change Biol., doi: 10.1111/gcb.12077

  • 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

  • Peng et al., 2011. Recent change of vegetation growth trend in China, Environ. Res. Lett., Vol. 6, (2011) 044027 (13pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044027

  • Samanta et al., 2011. Comment on "Drought-Induced Reduction in Global Terrestrial Net Primary Production from 2000 Through 2009", Science, Vol. 333, p. 1093, DOI: 10.1126/science.1199048, 2011.
    Supplementary Online Material

  • Ganguly et al., 2008. Generating vegetation leaf area index earth system data records from multiple sensors. Part 2: Implementation, Analysis and Validation. Remote Sens. Environ., 112(2008)4318–4332, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.07.013
  • Kaufmann et al., 2008. Identifying climatic controls on ring width: The timing of correlations between tree rings and NDVI. Earth Interactions, Vol. 12, DOI: 10.1175/2008EI263.1. (2008).

  • Kaufmann et al., 2008. The Power of Monitoring Stations and a CO2 Fertilization Effect: Evidence from Causal Relationships Between NDVI and Carbon Dioxide. Earth Interactions, Vol: 12, DOI: 10.1175/2007EI240.1 (2008).
  • Wang et al., 2006. Feedbacks of Vegetation on Summertime Climate Variability over the North American Grasslands: 2. A Coupled Stochastic Model, Earth Interactions, 10, Available online at Earth Interactions

  • Wang et al., 2006. Feedbacks of Vegetation on Summertime Climate Variability over the North American Grasslands: 1. Statistical Analysis, Earth Interactions, 10, Available online at Earth Interactions

  • Fang et al., 2005. Precipitation patterns alter growth of temperate vegetation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21411, doi:10.1029/2005GL024231.
  • D'Arrigo et al., 2004. Thresholds for warming induced growth decline at elevational treeline in Yukon territory, Canada. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, VOL. 18, GB3021, doi:10.1029/2004GB002249, 2004.

  • Kaufmann et al., 2004. The effect of growing season and summer greenness on northern forests. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, No. 9, L09205, 10.1029/2004GL019608.

  • Kaufmann et al., 2003. The effect of vegetation on surface temperature: A statistical analysis of NDVI and climate data. Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 30, NO. 22, 2147, doi:10.1029/2003GL018251.

  • Potter et al., 2003. Continental scale comparisons of terrestrial carbon sinks estimated from satellite data and ecosystem modeling 1982-98. Global and Planetary Change, 39:201-213.

  • Potter et al., 2003. Global teleconnections of climate to terrestrial carbon flux. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 108, No. D17, 4556, 10.1029/2002JD002979

  • Buermann et al., 2003. Circulation anomalies explain interannual covariability in northern hemisphere temperatures and greenness. J. Geophys. Res., 108(D13), 4396, doi:10.1029/2002JD002630, 2003.

  • Potter et al., 2003. Major disturbance events in terrestrial ecosystems detected using global satellite data sets. Global Change Biology, 9(7): 1005-1021.

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

  • Kaufmann et al., 2003. Reply to the comment by R. Lanfredi et al. to "Variations in Northern Vegetation Activity Inferred from Satellite Data of Vegetation Index During 1981 to 1999" by Zhou et al. J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 108 No. D12, 10.1029/2002JD003287.

  • Zhuang et al., 2003. Carbon cycling in extratropical terrestrial ecosystems of the northern hemisphere during the 20th century: A modeling analysis of the influences of soil thermal dynamics. Tellus, 55B: 751-776.

  • Zhou et al., 2003. Relation between interannual variations in satellite measures of vegetation greenness and climate between 1982 and 1999. J. Geophys. Res. 108(D1), doi:10.1029/2002JD002510.

  • Stow et al., 2003. Variability of the seasonally integrated normalized difference vegetation index across the north slope of Alaska in the 1990s. Int. J. Remote Sens., 24, 1111-1117, 2003.

  • Kaufmann et al., 2002. Reply to Comment on "Variations in northern vegetation activity inferred from satellite data of vegetation index during 1981-1999" by J. R. Ahlbeck. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 107(D11), 10.1029/2001JD001516.

  • Bogaert and Zhou et al., 2002. Evidence for a persistent and extensive greening trend in Eurasia inferred from satellite vegetation index data. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 107(D11), 10.1029/2001JD001075.

  • Lucht et al., 2002. Climatic control of the high-latitude vegetation greening trend and Pinatubo effect. Science, 296:1687-1689 (May-31-2002).

  • Shabanov et al., 2002. Analysis of interannual changes in northern vegetation activity observed in AVHRR data during 1981 to 1994. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 40:115-130.

  • Myneni and Dong et al., 2001. A large carbon sink in the woody biomass of northern forests. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 98(26): 14784-14789.
    supplemental information

  • Tucker et al., 2001. Higher northern latitude NDVI and growing season trends from 1982 to 1999. Int. J. Biometeorol., 45:184-190.

  • Zhou et al., 2001. Variations in northern vegetation activity inferred from satellite data of vegetation index during 1981 to 1999, J. Geophys. Res., 106(D17): 20069-20083.

  • Buermann et al., 2001. Evaluation of the utility of satellite-based vegetation leaf area index data for climate simulations. J. Climate, 14(17): 3536-3550.

  • Kaufmann et al., 2000. Effect of orbital drift and sensor changes on the time series of AVHRR vegetation index data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 38: 2584-2597.

  • Myneni, R. B., Tucker, C. J., Asrar, G. and Keeling, C. D., 1998. Interannual variations in satellite-sensed vegetation index data from 1981 to 1991. J. Geophys. Res., 103 (D6): 6145-6160.

  • Myneni, R. B., Keeling, C. D., Tucker, C. J., Asrar, G. and Nemani, R. R., 1997. Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981-1991. Nature, 386:698-701.

Climate and Vegetation Research Group
Dept. of Earth and Environment,Boston University. June-17-2013