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Detection of Desertification Zones Using Multi-year Remote Sensing Data

  • Lev SpivakEmail author
  • Irina Vitkovskaya
  • Madina Batyrbayeva
  • Alex Terekhov
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Desertification is one of the most important problems for Central-Asia countries. Since 2000 space monitoring of vegetation has been being done in Kazakhstan with NOAA AVHRR data. Integral Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (IVI) was used for identification of desertification area. This index was calculated by summation of decadal NDVI composites for the vegetative season. This paper presents the results.

Keywords

Desertification Integrated NDVI Vegetation degradation 

References

  1. Spivak L, Vitkovskaya I, Batyrbayeva M (2006) Space monitoring of desertification processes in Kazakhstan with the use of long-term remote sensing data. IGARSS Proceeding, 2006, Anchorage, Alaska, pp. 23–27Google Scholar
  2. Spivak L, Vitkovskaya I, Batyrbayeva M, et al (2007) Analysis of inter seasons vegetation dynamic on Turkmenistan area. Deserts assimilation problems. Ashgabad. 4(65):25–29Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lev Spivak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irina Vitkovskaya
    • 1
  • Madina Batyrbayeva
    • 1
  • Alex Terekhov
    • 1
  1. 1.Join-stock Company National Centre of the Space Research and TechnologyAlmatyKazakhstan

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