Remote Sens. 2013, 5(5), 2534-2553; doi:10.3390/rs5052534
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Evaluating Ecohydrological Impacts of Vegetation Activities on Climatological Perspectives Using MODIS Gross Primary Productivity and Evapotranspiration Products at Korean Regional Flux Network Site

Water Resources and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Korea
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Received: 15 April 2013; in revised form: 26 April 2013 / Accepted: 9 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
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Abstract: Accurate assessments of spatio-temporal variations in gross primary productivity (GPP), evapotranspiration (ET), and water use efficiency (WUE) play a crucial role in the evaluation of carbon and water balance as well as have considerable effects on climate change. In this study, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) products were used to quantify the mean annual GPP and ET at Korean regional flux network site. We found that the seasonal mean values of WUE were 2.86 to 2.92 g∙C∙g∙H2O−1 in the dormant season and 1.81 to 1.88 g∙C∙g∙H2O−1 in the growing season during 2007 and 2008. The WUE was relatively stable during the growing season and tended to vary in the dormant season. Remote sensing data obtained by the MODIS satellite were appeared to be effective to improve our understanding of the spatio-temporal variation of ecohydrological parameters which have not yet been investigated in a number of previous articles. Based on the results of this study, we summarize the interactions between carbon and water circulation in terrestrial ecosystems and how their ecological procedures generated by the photosynthesis of vegetation influence in climatological perspectives.
Keywords: gross primary productivity (GPP); evapotranspiration (ET); moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS); water use efficiency (WUE); ecohydrological impacts

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Sur, C.; Choi, M. Evaluating Ecohydrological Impacts of Vegetation Activities on Climatological Perspectives Using MODIS Gross Primary Productivity and Evapotranspiration Products at Korean Regional Flux Network Site. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 2534-2553.

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Sur C, Choi M. Evaluating Ecohydrological Impacts of Vegetation Activities on Climatological Perspectives Using MODIS Gross Primary Productivity and Evapotranspiration Products at Korean Regional Flux Network Site. Remote Sensing. 2013; 5(5):2534-2553.

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Sur, Chanyang; Choi, Minha. 2013. "Evaluating Ecohydrological Impacts of Vegetation Activities on Climatological Perspectives Using MODIS Gross Primary Productivity and Evapotranspiration Products at Korean Regional Flux Network Site." Remote Sens. 5, no. 5: 2534-2553.

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