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Titel (primär) Mapping heat and traffic stress of urban park vegetation based on satellite imagery - A comparison of Bucharest, Romania and Leipzig, Germany
Autor Cârlan, I.; Haase, D.; Große-Stoltenberg, A.; Sandric, I.;
Journal / Serie Urban Ecosystems
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Department CLE;
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
Keywords Land surface temperature; Air pollution; Green infrastructure; Stressed vegetation; Landsat 8; Sentinel-2
Abstract Large and comparatively compact European cities such as Bucharest and Leipzig struggle with considerable urban heat island (UHI) effects characterized by heat and drought together with high concentrations of air pollutants (NO2, SO2, O3, CO2). However, a healthy urban green infrastructure is necessary to reduce the impacts of UHI on human health. Therefore, continuous monitoring schemes are required for green infrastructure in order to improve human life in such cities. Satellite remote sensing can provide the means for monitoring urban vegetation status. In this study, vegetation indices, mostly based on the spectral bands located in the red-edge region, were computed from Sentinel-2 imagery, and land surface temperature (hereafter LST) was estimated from Landsat 8 data. The aim was to assess the individual and cumulative effects of both vicinity to roads and estimated LST on tree vegetation health in urban parks using analysis of variance. Vegetation indices indicated stressed vegetation. However, tracking urban tree health required a combination of indices, and therefore of spectral ranges, rather than one specific index alone, as the effect sizes varied between parks, cities and along the centre-periphery gradient. Therefore, spaceborne data can provide spatially-explicit indicators for stressed urban vegetation and, thus, decreasing ecosystem services delivery. Future studies are encouraged to decipher further the relation the spatial configuration of urban systems and remote sensing based stress indicators of urban trees using publicly available datasets to enable comparative studies.
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Cârlan, I., Haase, D., Große-Stoltenberg, A., Sandric, I. (2020):
Mapping heat and traffic stress of urban park vegetation based on satellite imagery - A comparison of Bucharest, Romania and Leipzig, Germany
Urban Ecosyst.