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The upper reaches of Minjiang River-valley, located on the eastern edge of Qinghai–Tibet Plain, is characterized by the complex distribution of hills and valleys. It is a typical and key mountainous region with apparent upland ecosystem vulnerability and sensitivity according to National Eco-environmental Renovating Scheme of china. In order to analyze(More)
Accurate, objective, reliable, and timely predictions of crop yield over large areas are critical to helping ensure the adequacy of a nation's food supply and aiding policy makers on import/export plans and prices. Development of objective mathematical models of crop yield prediction using remote sensing is highly desirable. In this study, we develop a new(More)
Remotely sensed data, with high spatial and temporal resolutions, can hardly be provided by only one sensor due to the tradeoff in sensor designs that balance spatial resolutions and temporal coverage. However, they are urgently needed for improving the ability of monitoring rapid landscape changes at fine scales (e.g., 30 m). One approach to acquire them(More)
Maximal light use efficiency (LUE) is an important ecological index of a vegetation essential attribute, and a key parameter of the LUE-based model for estimating large-scale vegetation productivity by remote sensing technology. However, although currently used in different models there still exists extensive controversy. This paper takes the Zoige Plateau(More)
Wetlands provide a range of critically important ecosystem services. However, a lack of reliable wetland data limits the efficacy of wetland management in remote mountainous areas. To optimize the management of wetlands in the vicinity of Mount Everest we created a new classification system for high alpine wetlands. Object-oriented image classifications and(More)
The pattern of vegetation change in response to global change still remains a controversial issue. A Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) dataset compiled by the Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) was used for analysis. For the period 1982–2006, GIMMS-NDVI analysis indicated that monthly NDVI changes show homogenous trends in(More)
Soil moisture is a vital parameter in various land surface processes, and microwave remote sensing is widely used to estimate regional soil moisture. However, the application of the retrieved soil moisture data is restricted by its coarse spatial resolution. To overcome this weakness, many methods were proposed to downscale microwave soil moisture data. The(More)
It is highly desirable to accurately detect the clouds in satellite images before any kind of applications. However, clouds and snow discrimination in remote sensing images is a challenging task because of their similar spectral signature. The shortwave infrared (SWIR, e.g., Landsat TM 1.55–1.75 µm band) band is widely used for the separation of cloud and(More)