Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 9, pp 1029–1041 | Cite as

Study of Wetland Ecosystem Vegetation Using Satellite Data

  • E. A. Dyukarev
  • M. N. Alekseeva
  • E. A. Golovatskaya
The Use of Space Information about the Earth


The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is used to estimate the aboveground net production (ANP) of wetland ecosystems for the key area at the South Taiga zone of West Siberia. The vegetation index and aboveground production are related by linear dependence and are specific for each wetland ecosystem. The NDVI grows with an increase in the ANP at wooded oligotrophic ecosystems. Open oligotrophic bogs and eutrophic wetlands are characterized by an opposite relation. Maps of aboveground production for wetland ecosystems are constructed for each study year and for the whole period of studies. The average aboveground production for all wetland ecosystems of the key area, which was estimated with consideration for the area they occupy and using the data of satellite measurements of the vegetation index, is 305 g C/m2/yr. The total annual carbon accumulation in aboveground wetland vegetation in the key area is 794600 t.


wetland ecosystems vegetation production vegetation index ground cover mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Dyukarev
    • 1
  • M. N. Alekseeva
    • 2
  • E. A. Golovatskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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