Detection of Desertification Zones Using Multi-year Remote Sensing Data
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.
KeywordsDesertification Integrated NDVI Vegetation degradation
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