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Mapping net primary production in tropical rain forest using MODIS satellite data

Rasib, Abd. Wahid and Ibrahim, Ab. Latif and Fandi, Mohd. Azahari and Wan Kadir, Wan Hazli (2007) Mapping net primary production in tropical rain forest using MODIS satellite data. In: The 28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2007, 12-16 November 2007, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) have been used widely to map global scale net primary production (NPP) since its first launch in 1999. Over the years, on-ground flux tower measurements using the eddy covariance method have been used to validate the global MODIS NPP at a number of test sites. However, until now MODIS satellite data have not been adequately tested to map local NPP despite the use of field flux tower measurements for validation. This is due to the low spatial resolution (1 km x 1 km) of MODIS satellite data and the variability of NPP with locations. Therefore, in this present study micrometeorological approach referred to the Monteith’s equation is then used to map local scale NPP in tropical rain forest. Three types of MODIS satellite data band which are visible band, near infra-red band, ocean bands (band 11 and band 12) have been utilized to the micrometeorological model. The result shows that the estimated values for distribution of NPP for the whole Peninsular Malaysia and local scale Pasoh Forest Reserve were 804.37 gCm2y-1 and 633.85 gC m2 y-1, respectively in year 2004.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:MODIS satellite data, net primary production, micrometeorological approach
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:4784
Deposited By: En. Tajul Ariffin Musa
Deposited On:02 Jan 2008 03:31
Last Modified:09 Apr 2012 07:11

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