BersbachJantz-Grass

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Evaluating the Condition of Grasslands in California Chris Bersbach & Patrick Jantz
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Background Management of grasslands in California Rangeland/agriculture Open space/recreation Habitat Condition affects how these lands are managed Possible biophysical indicators of condition?
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Background Oak Woodland Grassland Annual Perennial
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Background Condition Index Roads from Tiger 2000 30 m spatial resolution Housing density 2000 Extrapolated from 1990 data 5 km spatial resolution Land cover 1998 30 m spatial resolution
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Data MODIS MOD13 – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Proportion of ground area covered by photosynthesizing vegetation Spectral characteristics of the vegetation MOD15 – Leaf Area Index Amount of one sided leaf area for a given area of ground Physical characteristics of vegetation on the landscape Produced using a combination of MOD09 (surface reflectance), MOD12 (land cover), and other data sources Data from February 2000 and April 2000 red NIR red NIR NDVI + - =
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 266 taught by Professor Dozier during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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