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Richters, J. 2005. Biomass changes in north-western Namibia: First results from a remote sensing modelling approach. EARSeL eProceedings, 4(2): 157-170


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Biomass changes in north-western Namibia: First results from a remote sensing modelling approach.

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The development of a vulnerability index for the evaluation of environmental changes in north-western Namibia is a central research topic within the interdisciplinary research project ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa). The calculation of aboveground phyto­mass (= biomass) and its seasonal productivity by using a mesoscale biosphere model based on satellite data is of specific interest. The research area, Kaokoveld (north-western Namibia), is characterised by a strong hydro-climatic gradient with an annual precipitation range from 380mm/a in the north-eastern part of the research area to 50 mm/a at the border of the Namib Desert.

Year: 2005

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://las.physik.uni-oldenburg.de/eProceedings/vol04_2/04_2_richters1.html


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