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Information on the area and spatial distribution of paddy rice fields is needed for trace gas emission estimates, management of water resources, and food security. Paddy rice fields are characterized by an initial period of flooding and transplanting, during which period open canopy (a mixture of surface water and rice crops) exists. The Moderate Resolution(More)
There are large discrepancies among estimates of the cropland area in China due to the lack of reliable data. In this study, we used Landsat TM/ ETM data at a spatial resolution of 30 m to reconstruct spatial and temporal patterns of cropland across China for the time period of 1990–2000. Our estimate has indicated that total cropland area in China in 2000(More)
[1] Large-scale assessments of the potential for food production and its impact on biogeochemical cycling require the best possible information on the distribution of cropland. This information can come from ground-based agricultural census data sets and/ or spaceborne remote sensing products, both with strengths and weaknesses. Official cropland statistics(More)
[1] Land-cover changes in China are being powered by demand for food for its growing population and by the nation’s transition from a largely rural society to one in which more than half of its people are expected to live in cities within two decades. Here we use an analysis of remotely sensed data gathered between 1990 and 2000, to map the magnitude and(More)
Understanding land use changes and their implications for grain production are important for the maintenance of food security. We analyzed changes in quantity and quality of cropland in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China during the last 30 years and the implications for future grain production. Several categories of data were used, including long-term remote(More)
Data on three major determinants of the carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems are used with the process-based Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) to simulate the combined effect of climate variability, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, and cropland establishment and abandonment on the exchange of CO2 between the atmosphere and monsoon Asian(More)
Time-series terrestrial parameters derived from NOAA/AVHRR, SPOT/VEGETATION, TERRA, or AQUA/MODIS data, such as Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Leaf Index Area (LAI), and Albedo, have been extensively applied to global climate change. However, the noise impedes these data from being further analyzed and used. In this paper, a wavelet-based(More)
Temperate East Asia (TEA) is characterized by diverse land cover types, including forest and agricultural lands, one of the world’s largest temperate grasslands, and extensive desert and barren landscapes. In this paper, we explored the potential of SPOT-4 VEGETATION (VGT) data for the classification of land cover types in TEA. An unsupervised(More)
The aims are to validate and assess the performances of MODIS gross primary production (MODIS-GPP) and evapotranspiration (MODIS-ET) products in China’s different land cover types and their sensitivity to remote sensing input data. In this study, MODIS-GPP and -ET are evaluated using flux derived/measured data from eight sites of ChinaFLUX. Results show(More)
dynamic pattern and driving forces of urban land in China in 1990s using TM images and GIS Guangjin Tian , Jiyuan Liu *, Yichun Xie , Zhifeng Yang , Dafang Zhuang , Zheng Niu c a State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Xinjie Kouwai Dajie, Beijing 100875, PR China b(More)