An estimation of the responses of tropical rainforests for climate changes is important problem to evaluate the terrestrial global carbon cycle. In the present study, we analysed the cross-correlation functions of vegetation indexes to climate parameters for the satellite-based global scale data in the southeastern Asia and the ground-observed point data at Bukit Soeharto, Borneo. Cross-correlation functions show various signals for the regional and temporal scale. Our conclusion is that tropical rainforests in the southeastern Asia have spatio-temporally various responses for climate variations.
Shin NAGAI, Kazuhito ICHII , and Hiroshi MORIMOTO
Source: Proceeding of The CEReS International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Maximization of the Use of Satellite Data for Understanding the Earth Environment, 2005.