Analysis of Vegetation Index and Soil Moisture in Beijing Area Using Satellite Data

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Abstract: The desertification process to China’s capital, Beijing area, is analyzed by using the state of vegetation, soil moisture and meteorological data collected by the satellites. The growth of vegetation, soil moisture and long-term changes of temperature and precipitation in the selected two study regions that are near Beijing is analyzed and compared (from 2002 to 2011). Thus the trend of desertification can be predicted, and the effective long-term protection and control strategy can be set up.
Keywords: Desertification prevention; Vegetation index; Soil moisture; Temperature and precipitation; remote sensing

Fengzhi Dai1, Ruixiang Bai , Nozomu Hirose and Jun LI

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College of Electronic Information and Automation, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Matsue College of Technology, Japan; Tianjin Key Laboratory for Water Environment and Resources, Tianjin Normal University, China

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25-12-2015

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Abstract: The desertification process to China’s capital, Beijing area, is analyzed by using the state of vegetation, soil moisture and meteorological data collected by the satellites. The growth of vegetation, soil moisture and long-term changes of temperature and precipitation in the selected two study regions that are near Beijing is analyzed and compared (from 2002 to 2011). Thus the trend of desertification can be predicted, and the effective long-term protection and control strategy can be set up.
Keywords: Desertification prevention; Vegetation index; Soil moisture; Temperature and precipitation; remote sensing