Essays about: "MODIS"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 essays containing the word MODIS.

  1. 1. Vegetation phenology derived using the plant phenology index and the normalized difference vegetation index for the Balkan peninsula, south-eastern Europe

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Aleksandra Ivanova; [2019]
    Keywords : physical geography; ecosystem analysis; phenology; vegetation; climate change; remote sensing; plant phenology index; PPI; timesat; Balkan peninsula; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This study analyses the performance of the satellite derived Plant Phenology Index (PPI) against the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for estimating start of season (SOS) and end of season (EOS) of vegetation growth in part of the Balkan Peninsula, Southeastern Europe (2000 – 2016). Results revealed that PPI and NDVI differ considerably; SOS and EOS may diverge by more than one month between the two indices. READ MORE

  2. 2. Linking conflict events and cropland development in Afghanistan, 2001 to 2011, using MODIS land cover data and Uppsala Conflict Data Programme

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Gunnar Hesch; [2019]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; MODIS; Afghanistan; UCDP GED; cropland; conflict; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Linking conflict events and cropland development in Afghanistan, 2001 to 2011, using MODIS land cover data and Uppsala Conflict Data Programme This thesis describes changes in land cover between 2001 and 2011 in Afghanistan, and analyzes the influence of conflict events on cropland development. How did fighting intensity affect cropland areas in Afghanistan, did cropland areas decrease or increase, and were there regional differences in cropland development? Yearly MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) land cover data have been used in this thesis work to assess cropland changes. READ MORE

  3. 3. An open source web GIS tool for analysis and visualization of elephant GPS telemetry data, alongside environmental and anthropogenic variables

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Patrick Kabatha; [2018]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; web GIS; web mapping; open source; wildlife; elephant; ecology; time series; GPS telemetry; Biology and Life Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The movement and distribution of ecologically important herbivores such as elephants are of great significance to conservation biologist seeking to understand the fundamental triggers that influence their mobility and the extent to which these parameters affect how they utilize their immediate and surrounding resources. The recent advancement in animal tracking technology coupled with the availability of moderate to high-resolution satellite data, permits scientists to develop elephant cognitive maps of their adjacent environment, thus offering novel opportunities for research in the fields of wildlife movement ecology and the wider conservation biology. READ MORE

  4. 4. Identification and Masking Method of Clouds in Satellite Images

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för tillämpad signalbehandling

    Author : Harsha Yashaskar Emani; [2018]
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    Abstract : Identification of the cloud in an image is essential in order to remove the noise in the image and improve the quality of the image. Further the masking of cloud in a satellite image is important in order to obtain a clear image taken from a remote sensing satellite. READ MORE

  5. 5. Study of spatial and temporal variation of atmospheric optical parameters and their relation with PM 2.5 concentration over Europe using GIS technologies

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Panagiotis Symeonidis; [2017]
    Keywords : aerosols; air quality; satellite remote sensing; GIS; geography; Geographical Information Systems; particulate matter; Aerosol Optical Depth; MODIS; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the use of remote sensing aerosol data as an estimator of ground level fine particulate matter concentration (PM 2.5). In order to examine this possible relation, daily MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) data were used, collected for an entire year. READ MORE