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The latitudinal gradient of the start of the growing season (SOS) and the end of the growing season (EOS) were quantified in Alaska (61°N to 71°N) using satellite-based and ground-based datasets. The Alaskan evergreen needleleaf forests are sparse and the understory vegetation has a substantial impact on the satellite signal. We evaluated SOS and EOS of understory and tundra vegetation using time-lapse camera images. From the comparison of three SOS algorithms for determining SOS from two satellite datasets (SPOT-VEGETATION and Terra-MODIS), we found that the satellite-based SOS timing was consistent with the leaf emergence of the forest understory and tundra vegetation. The ensemble average of SOS over all satellite...
Most spatial modelling of climate change impacts on permafrost has been conducted at half-degree latitude/longitude or coarser spatial resolution. At such coarse resolution, topographic effects on insolation cannot be considered accurately and the results are not suitable for land-use planning and ecological assessment. Here we mapped climate change impacts on permafrost from 1968 to 2100 at 10m resolution using a process-based model for Ivvavik National Park, an Arctic region with complex terrain in northern Yukon, Canada. Soil and drainage conditions were defined based on ecosystem types, which were mapped using SPOT imagery. Leaf area indices were mapped using Landsat imagery and the ecosystem map. Climate distribution...
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Strategies for increasing the mobilization of forest biomass supply chains for bioenergy production require continuous assessments of the spatial and temporal availability of biomass feedstock. Using remote sensing products at a 250-m pixel resolution, estimates of theoretical biomass availability from harvest residues and fire-killed trees were computed by combining Canada-wide maps of forest attributes (2001) and of yearly (2002–2011) fires and harvests. At the national scale, biomass availability was estimated at 47 ± 18 M ODT year−1 from fire-killed trees and at 14 ± 2 M ODT year−1 from harvest residues. Mean biomass densities in burned and harvested pixels were estimated at 34 ± 3.0 ODT ha−1 and at 24 ± 1.2...
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Twenty-five C-band Radarsat-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images acquired from the summer of 2002 to the summer of 2005 are used to map a 2003 boreal wildfire (B346) in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska under conditions of near-persistent cloud cover. Our analysis is primarily based on the 15 SAR scenes acquired during arctic growing seasons. The Radarsat-1 intensity data are used to map the onset and progression of the fire, and interferometric coherence images are used to qualify burn severity and monitor post-fire recovery. We base our analysis of the fire on three test sites, two from within the fire and one unburned site. The B346 fire increased backscattered intensity values for the two burn...


map background search result map search result map Monitoring a boreal wildfire using multi-temporal Radarsat-1 intensity and coherence images A Remote Sensing and GIS Based Investigation of a Boreal Forest Coal Fire Establishing water body areal extent trends in interior Alaska from multi-temporal Landsat data Assessing variability in post-fire forest structure along gradients of productivity in the Canadian boreal using multi-source remote sensing Estimating the spatial distribution and locating hotspots of forest biomass from harvest residues and fire-damaged stands in Canada's managed forests Latitudinal gradient of spruce forest understory and tundra phenology in Alaska as observed from satellite and ground-based data Landscape Effects of Wildfire on Permafrost Distribution in Interior Alaska Derived from Remote Sensing High-resolution records detect human-caused changes to the boreal forest wildfire regime in interior Alaska Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables Calibration and Validation of Landsat Tree Cover in the Taiga− Tundra Ecotone Evaluating Natural Reserve Design Efficacy in the Canadian Boreal Forest Using Time Series AVHRR Data Variations of Annual Minimum Snow and Ice Extent over Canada and Neighboring Landmass Derived from MODIS 250m Imagery for 2000-2014 Period Progress in space-borne studies of permafrost for climate science: Towards a multi-ECV approach SMAP radar receiver measures land surface freeze/thaw state through capture of forward-scattered L-band signals Landsat-Based Trend Analysis of Lake Dynamics across Northern Permafrost Regions Forest recovery trends derived from Landsat time series for North American boreal forests Spring and summer monthly MODIS LST is inherently biased compared to air temperature in snow covered sub-Arctic mountains A Remote Sensing and GIS Based Investigation of a Boreal Forest Coal Fire Spring and summer monthly MODIS LST is inherently biased compared to air temperature in snow covered sub-Arctic mountains High-resolution records detect human-caused changes to the boreal forest wildfire regime in interior Alaska Landscape Effects of Wildfire on Permafrost Distribution in Interior Alaska Derived from Remote Sensing Landsat-Based Trend Analysis of Lake Dynamics across Northern Permafrost Regions Monitoring a boreal wildfire using multi-temporal Radarsat-1 intensity and coherence images Latitudinal gradient of spruce forest understory and tundra phenology in Alaska as observed from satellite and ground-based data Establishing water body areal extent trends in interior Alaska from multi-temporal Landsat data Forest recovery trends derived from Landsat time series for North American boreal forests Progress in space-borne studies of permafrost for climate science: Towards a multi-ECV approach SMAP radar receiver measures land surface freeze/thaw state through capture of forward-scattered L-band signals Estimating the spatial distribution and locating hotspots of forest biomass from harvest residues and fire-damaged stands in Canada's managed forests Variations of Annual Minimum Snow and Ice Extent over Canada and Neighboring Landmass Derived from MODIS 250m Imagery for 2000-2014 Period Assessing variability in post-fire forest structure along gradients of productivity in the Canadian boreal using multi-source remote sensing Evaluating Natural Reserve Design Efficacy in the Canadian Boreal Forest Using Time Series AVHRR Data Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables Calibration and Validation of Landsat Tree Cover in the Taiga− Tundra Ecotone