Essays about: "Cropland"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 essays containing the word Cropland.

  1. 1. Cropland and tree cover mapping using Sentinel-2 data in an agroforestry landscape, Burkina Faso

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Ntandokazi Masimula; [2020-06-29]
    Keywords : Sentinel-2; Cropland mask; Tree cover estimation; Burkina Faso; Agroforestry; Random Forest;

    Abstract : Sentinel-2, with high spatial resolution bands and increased number of spectral channels,has provided increased capabilities for vegetation mapping. Cropland masks withinheterogeneous areas such as the Sudano-Sahel zone have become useful for monitoringlandscapes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modelling gross primary production in semi-arid regions: effects on carbon uptake of intensive agriculture in southern Kenya

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Malin Ahlbäck; [2020]
    Keywords : Physical Geography; Ecosystem Analysis; GPP; Africa; Kenya; Land cover changes; Cropland; Remote sensing; Sentinel-2; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Gross primary production (GPP) is the largest global carbon (C) flux and an important component for counteracting anthropogenic CO2 emissions, understanding vegetation dynamics, and sustaining universal human standards. Africa plays a prominent role in the global C cycle, though our understanding of GPP dynamics is largely hampered by a paucity of ground-based observations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Soil organic carbon prediction using Sentinel-2 data and the LUCAS topsoil database

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Philipp Hansen; [2020]
    Keywords : Sentinel-2 LUCAS topsoil database Soil organic carbon mapping Multispectral data; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Its carbon sink potential as well as soil fertility benefits make organic carbon a soil variable for which reliable quantification methods are sought. This thesis work aims at investigating the possibility of adapting a large soil spectral library to build models for SOC predictions with remotely sensed, multispectral data. READ MORE

  4. 4. Effects of afforestation and crop systems on the water balance in the highlands of Ethiopia

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Rebecca Naomi Ter Borg; [2020]
    Keywords : Acacia decurrens; landscape water balance; sediment yield; soil and water conservation; SWAT modelling; water balance partitioning;

    Abstract : In the Upper Blue Nile Basin land use is rapidly changing due to agricultural development and intensification with potential effects on the water availability both up- and downstream. This study is aimed to explore the impact of agricultural land use change on a landscape water balance. READ MORE

  5. 5. ICOS Atmospheric Stations: Spatial Characterization of CO2 Footprint Areas and Evaluating the Uncertainties of Modelled CO2 Concentrations

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Ida Storm; [2020]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; ICOS; Carbon dioxide; Modelling; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this thesis is to present and analyze spatial characteristics of 31 different European atmospheric measurement stations in the ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) station network. The characterization includes quantification of where air arriving at the stations can be expected to have come from, as well as a breakdown of what these areas cover with regards to land cover, point source emissions and population. READ MORE