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Evaluation of Land Surface Temperature and Vegetation Relation Based on Landsat TM5 Data

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2016    |    PP. 1-11    |PDF (784 K)|    Pub. Date: October 16, 2016
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Gulcan Sarp, Department of Geography, Suleyman Demirel University, 32260 Isparta, Turkey

Vegetation coverage has a significant role on the Land Surface Temperature (LST) distribution. Remote sensing technologies use the thermal infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum in order to observe LST. In this paper spatial and temporal distribution of vegetation coverage, land surface temperature investigated, and the relationships among these factors are discussed. In the study LST values were derived from the thermal band of the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM). Vegetation cover of the test area was derived from the near-infrared and red bands of the Landsat 5 TM by using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The spatial relationship between LST and NDVI was tested using Getis-Ord Gi* statistics.The results of the study reveal that vegetation cover was mostly influenced by the LST. The findings showed that in the study area, LST and the NDVI indicates the opposite spatial distribution, indicating that an increase in vegetation abundance would generally reduce surface temperatures.

Land surface temperature; Vegetation indices; Thermal remote sensing

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Gulcan Sarp, Evaluation of Land Surface Temperature and Vegetation Relation Based on Landsat TM5 Data, SCIREA Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 1 , No. 1 , 2016 , pp. 1 - 11 .


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