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M. ZORAN1,* , D. SAVASTRU1, M. N. TAUTAN1, L. BASCHIR1
- National Institute R&D for Optoelectronics, Bucharest Magurele, MG5, 077125, Roman
This paper aims to investigate the influences of urban growth and green land cover decrease on land surface radiative properties and metropolitan climate of Bucharest in Romania. Landsat TM/ETM+/8 OLI and time series MODIS Terra/Aqua and NOAA AVHRR satellite data have been used to assess urban land cover– thermal environment over 2000-2018 years. As the city climate system is very sensitive to air and land surface temperature, land surface albedo, NDVI/EVI vegetation index, latent heat flux, these variables could have a significantly feedback to the projected climate change. The results show that the satellite-inferred radiative parameters agree well with the field-observations..
Satellite remote sensing, Urban thermal environment, Land surface radiative variables, Bucharest.
Submitted at: June 6, 2019
Accepted at: Aug. 20, 2019
M. ZORAN, D. SAVASTRU, M. N. TAUTAN, L. BASCHIR, Use of satellite data for land surface radiative parameters retrieval of Bucharest metropolitan zone, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 21, Iss. 7-8, pp. 470-483 (2019)
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