Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Solid Earth, 6, 1185–1194, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1185-2015
Solid Earth, 6, 1185–1194, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-1185-2015

Research article 03 Nov 2015

Research article | 03 Nov 2015

MODIS normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and vegetation phenology dynamics in the Inner Mongolia grassland

Z. Gong et al.

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This study evaluated trends in vegetation cover and phenology dynamics in the Inner Mongolia grassland by applying a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) time series obtained by the Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) during 2002–2014. The positive trends of the cumulative annual NDVI (77.10%) could be interpreted as an increase in plant productivity in the Inner Mongolia permanent grassland. And the growing season has lengthened by 10.86 days.