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Exploring the correlation between Southern Africa NDVI and Pacific sea surface temperatures: Results for the 1998 maize growing season

International Journal of Remote Sensing

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https://doi.org/10.1080/014311699212380

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Abstract

Several studies have identified statistically significant correlations between Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies and NDVI anomalies in Southern Africa. The potential predictive value of the relationship was explored for the 1998 maize growing season. Cross-validation techniques suggested a more useful relationship for regions of wet anomaly than for regions of dry anomaly. Observed 1998 NDVI anomaly patterns were consistent with this result. Wet anomalies were observed as expected, but wide areas of expected dry anomalies exhibited average or above-average greeness.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Exploring the correlation between Southern Africa NDVI and Pacific sea surface temperatures: Results for the 1998 maize growing season
Series title:
International Journal of Remote Sensing
DOI:
10.1080/014311699212380
Volume:
20
Issue:
10
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
8 p.
First page:
2117
Last page:
2124