Using Satellite Data to Estimate Urban Leaf Area Index
The social value of the urban forest to local urban populations has long been recognized. In contrast, the impact of the urban forest on global and local environments is not clearly understood, and the impact of urban trees on carbon sequestration, mitigation of urban heat, and removal of pollution remain topics of contemporary scientific study. Land cover conversion in urban areas is typically faster than in wildland areas, thus there is a need for rapid measurement methods of urban biophysical variables that are repeatable and economically efficient.
KeywordsNormalize Difference Vegetation Index Photosynthetically Active Radiation Leaf Area Index Urban Tree Single Variable Model
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