Climate Contributions to Vegetation Variations in Central Asian Drylands: Pre- and Post-USSR Collapse

@article{Zhou2015ClimateCT,
  title={Climate Contributions to Vegetation Variations in Central Asian Drylands: Pre- and Post-USSR Collapse},
  author={Yu Zhou and Xiang Lin and Rasmus Fensholt and Kun Wang and Irina Vitkovskaya and Feng Tian},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={2449-2470}
}
Central Asia comprises a large fraction of the world’s drylands, known to be vulnerable to climate change. We analyzed the inter-annual trends and the impact of climate variability in the vegetation greenness for Central Asia from 1982 to 2011 using GIMMS3g normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data. In our study, most areas showed an increasing trend during 1982–1991, but experienced a significantly decreasing trend for 1992–2011. Vegetation changes were closely coupled to climate… CONTINUE READING
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