Impact of land use on Southwest Australian regional climate

Deepak K. Ray, Udaysankar S. Nair, Ronald M. Welch, Wenying Su

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Abstract

Using GMS-5 visible imagery over Southwestern Australia, cumulus clouds are detected as function of land cover use using the structural thresholding method. An ASTER image is then used to retrieve surface energy flux and moisture availability over agricultural and native vegetation areas. Results show that cumulus clouds form more frequently over native vegetation during summer and over agricultural areas during the winter months. Retrieved surface energy fluxes and moisture availability suggests that higher latent heat fluxes are responsible for the observed higher cumulus frequency over perennial vegetation during the summer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Pages2253-2255
Number of pages3
Volume5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2001) - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 9 2001Jul 13 2001

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Other2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2001)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/9/017/13/01

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    Ray, D. K., Nair, U. S., Welch, R. M., & Su, W. (2001). Impact of land use on Southwest Australian regional climate. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 5, pp. 2253-2255)