Vegetation cover in the Eurasian Arctic: Distribution, monitoring, and role in carbon cycling

Olga N. Krankina, Dirk Pflugmacher, Daniel J. Hayes, A. David McGuire, Matthew C. Hansen, Tuomas Häme, Vladimir Elsakov, Peder Nelson

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    Abstract

    This volume is a compilation of studies on interactions of land-cover/land-use change with climate in a region where the climate warming is most pronounced compared to other areas of the globe. The climate warming in the far North, and in the Arctic region of Northern Eurasia in particular, affects both the landscape and human activities, and hence human dimensions are an important aspect of the topic. Environmental pollution together with climate warming may produce irreversible damages to the current Arctic ecosystems. Regional land-atmosphere feedbacks may have large global importance. Remote sensing is a primary tool in studying vast northern territories where in situ observations are sporadic. State-of-the-art methods of satellite remote sensing combined with GIS and models are used to tackle science questions and provide an outlook of current land-cover changes and potential scenarios for the future. Audience: The book is a truly international effort involving U.S. and European scientists. It is directed at the broad science community including graduate students, academics and other professionals in this field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEurasian Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate
    EditorsGarik Gutman, Anni Reissell
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages79-108
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-9118-5
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-9117-8, 978-94-007-9026-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Keywords

    • Arctic
    • Climatic change
    • Global change
    • Land-cover/Land-use change
    • Remote sensing

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