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Fractional vegetation cover (FVC) is an important biophysical parameter of terrestrial ecosystems. Variation of FVC is a major problem in research fields related to remote sensing applications. In this study, the global FVC from 1982 to 2011 was estimated by GIMMS NDVI data, USGS global land cover characteristics data and HWSD soil type data with a modified(More)
Climate conditions significantly affect vegetation growth in terrestrial ecosystems. Due to the spatial heterogeneity of ecosystems, the vegetation responses to climate vary considerably with the diverse spatial patterns and the time-lag effects, which are the most important mechanism of climate-vegetation interactive effects. Extensive studies focused on(More)
Climate conditions have important influences on vegetation growth and there are also effects of temporal lags of plants growth to climate factors. This paper is based on GIMMS-NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and CRU (Climate Research Unit) climate datasets to analyze the relationship between vegetation and climate factors (temperature,(More)
Along with global climate change, the occurrence of extreme droughts in recent years has had a serious impact on the Amazon region. Current studies on the driving factors of the 2005 and 2010 Amazon droughts has focused on the influence of precipitation, whereas the impacts of temperature and radiation have received less attention. This study aims to(More)
Figure S1. FROM-GLC land cover map in (a) 2000 and (b) their changes in 2010 at spatial resolutions of ~30 m. (b) shows only those pixels whose land covers in 2010 differ from 2000. White in (b) represents no change. Plus symbols represent pixels with one or more wind turbines. Figure S2. MODIS summer EVI climatology (2003–2011 averages). Pixels with plus(More)
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