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The synergy of solar radiation, plant biomass, and humidity as an indicator of ecological functions of the landscape: a case study from Central Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19694495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Monitoring the dissipation of the daily pulse of solar energy is one of the ways to assess functionality in landscapes. The temperature of the land cover indicates both balances among fluxes of solar energy (reflection, latent, and sensible heat) and conditions for matter retention in the landscape. Temperature is distributed across landscape depending on the type and structure of land cover, qualitative parameters (contents of chlorophyll and water), and the related process of evapotranspiration. The present study explains a method used for objectively diagnosing the ecological functions of the landscape, drawing theoretically from the Energy-Transport-Reaction model and using Landsat multispectral satellite data. The method is applied to 3 images taken in the northwest of the Czech Republic and in Saxony (Germany), in 1986, 1995, and 2004.
Petra Hesslerová; Jan Pokorný
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Integrated environmental assessment and management     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1551-3793     ISO Abbreviation:  Integr Environ Assess Manag     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101234521     Medline TA:  Integr Environ Assess Manag     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 SETAC.
ENKI, o.p.s. Dukelská 145, 37901, Trebon, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Ecology / methods*
Models, Theoretical
Reproducibility of Results
Solar Energy*

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