Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9563–9577, 2016

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9563–9577, 2016

Research article 01 Aug 2016

Research article | 01 Aug 2016

Trends in normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) associated with urban development in northern West Siberia

Igor Esau et al.


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ED: Publish as is (27 Jun 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
Vegetation cover in the remote and cold areas of northern West Siberia is rapidly changing. Analysis of summer maximum vegetation productivity index collected over 15 years (2000–2014) by Terra/Aqua satellites revealed “greening” over the northern (tundra/tundra-forest) and widespread “browning” over the southern (taiga) parts of the region. The vegetation changes around 28 urbanized areas were different. Many Siberian cities become greener even against wider browning trends at the background.
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