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Relationships between Climate Parameters and Forest Vegetation At and Near Digya National Park, Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Twumasi, Yaw A.
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Tommy L.
dc.contributor.author Manu, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Merem, Edmund C.
dc.contributor.author Osei, Albert
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-05T15:41:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-05T15:41:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/148
dc.description SCIENCEDOMAIN international www.sciencedomain.org en_GB
dc.description.abstract This paper evaluates the effect of three climate parameters on forest cover in Ghana and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) at Digya National Park derived from Landsat image data. Climate data (temperature, humidity, dewpoint, rainfall) are assembled from statistics provided by Ghana's Meteorological Agency. The study introduces a weighted averaging method by computing weather information from neighbouring stations. Also, this research introduces a model of dewpoints, enabling the direct calculation of dewpoints from temperature and humidity data. The major finding is that while temperature significantly affects forest cover and Park vegetation, dew-points and rainfall do not. The paper suggests where future research may be more fruitful in analyzing the effects of climate on vegetation. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Environment and Climate Change;1(4): 201-215
dc.subject Forest cover en_GB
dc.subject vegetation en_GB
dc.subject climate change en_GB
dc.subject rainfall en_GB
dc.subject remote sensing en_GB
dc.subject dewpoint en_GB
dc.subject Ghana en_GB
dc.subject climate parameters en_GB
dc.title Relationships between Climate Parameters and Forest Vegetation At and Near Digya National Park, Ghana en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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