Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
14 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 14 Sep 2018

On estimating the gross primary productivity of Mediterranean grasslands under different fertilization regimes using vegetation indices and hyperspectral reflectance

Sofia Cerasoli, Manuel Campagnolo, Joana Faria, Carla Nogueira, and Maria da Conceição Caldeira


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jun 2018) by Christopher A. Williams
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ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2018) by Christopher A. Williams
Short summary
We compared the ability of in situ spectral and satellite sensors to estimate the productivity of Mediterranean grasslands undergoing different fertilization treatments. The objective of the study was to identify the best set of spectral predictors. In situ CO gas exchange and vegetation reflectance measurements were used for this purpose. Our results show the potential of Sentinel 2 and Landsat 8 satellites to monitor grasslands in support of a sustainable agriculture management.
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