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Terrestrial “Greening” and “Browning” in Time and Space

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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De Jong, R., Verbesselt, J., Schaepman, M.E. and De Bruin, S. 2012. Trend changes in global greening and browning: contribution of short-term trends to longer-term change. Global Change Biology 18: 642-655.

According to De Jong et al. (2012), “field observations and time series of vegetation greenness data from satellites provide evidence of changes in terrestrial vegetation activity over the past decades for several regions in the world,” and they note that these changes in vegetative vigor “may consist of an alternating sequence of greening and/or browning periods,” which can obscure what one could call the “big picture.” (more…)