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Spatio-Temporal Changes of Vegetation Net Primary Productivity and Its Driving Factors on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2017

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
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Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 14 April 2021 / Accepted: 16 April 2021 / Published: 17 April 2021
The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is the highest plateau in the world. Under the background of global change, it is of unique significance to study the net primary productivity (NPP) of vegetation on the QTP. Based on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) cloud computing platform, the spatio-temporal variation characteristics of the NPP on the QTP from 2001 to 2017 were studied, and the impacts of climate change, elevation and human activity on the NPP in the QTP were discussed. The mean and trend of NPP over the QTP were “high in the southeast and low in the northwest” during 2001–2017. The trend of NPP was mostly between 0 gC·m−2·yr−1 and 20 gC·m−2·yr−1 (regional proportion: 80.3%), and the coefficient of variation (CV) of NPP was mainly below 0.16 (regional proportion: 89.7%). Therefore, NPP was relatively stable in most regions of the QTP. Among the correlation coefficients between NPP and temperature, precipitation and human activities, the positive correlation accounted for 81.1%, 48.6% and 56.5% of the QTP area, respectively. Among the two climatic factors, the influence of temperature on NPP was greater than that of precipitation. The change of human activities and the high temperature at low altitude had positive effects on the increase of NPP. View Full-Text
Keywords: Google Earth Engine; NPP of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau; spatio-temporal evolution; influence factors Google Earth Engine; NPP of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau; spatio-temporal evolution; influence factors
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Zhang, Y.; Hu, Q.; Zou, F. Spatio-Temporal Changes of Vegetation Net Primary Productivity and Its Driving Factors on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2017. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 1566. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs13081566

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Zhang Y, Hu Q, Zou F. Spatio-Temporal Changes of Vegetation Net Primary Productivity and Its Driving Factors on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2017. Remote Sensing. 2021; 13(8):1566. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs13081566

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Zhang, Yin, Qingwu Hu, and Fengli Zou. 2021. "Spatio-Temporal Changes of Vegetation Net Primary Productivity and Its Driving Factors on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2017" Remote Sensing 13, no. 8: 1566. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs13081566

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