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Chen, ZQ; Shao, QQ; Liu, JY; Wang, JB (2012). Analysis of net primary productivity of terrestrial vegetation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, based on MODIS remote sensing data. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES, 55(8), 1306-1312.

GLO-PEM is driven by soil moisture data of AMSR-E and PAR (Photosynthetically active radiation) which is retrieved from MODIS atmospheric data product in this paper. Using remote sensing data can overcome uncertainty brought from interpolation of precipitation and PAR. Comparing with observed radiation data, PAR retrieved by remote sensing is in high accuracy in this study. RMSE is 9 and 19.68 W m(-2) and R (2) is 0.89 and 0.67 respectively. As a result of GLO-PEM, annual total amount of NPP of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is 0.37 Pg C a(-1) in 2005-2008. There is a significant linear relationship between field and simulated NPP. Determination coefficient reached 0.93. NPP is decrease from southeast to northwest in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. NPP changes from 0 to 1500 g C m(-2) a(-1). There is different limit factors of vegetation growth in west and east plateau. In the west of 450 mm rainfall line, the limit factors is precipitation. In the east of 450 mm rainfall line, temperature is the dominated factor of vegetation growth.



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