Full text: Proceedings of the Symposium on Global and Environmental Monitoring (Pt. 1)

Table 1 Definition of Scaled NVI(SNVI) 
Willett,B.M. et al,1987, "Philips' great world 
atlas", George Philip and Son Ltd. 
Wilson,M.F. and Henderson-sellers,A., 1985, "A 
global archive of land cover and soils data for 
use in general circulation climate models", 
J.Climatology, Vol.5, 119-143 
SNVI * 255 when NVI < -0.05 
SNVI = 0 when NVI > 0.6 
SNVI = 240 - (NVI » 0.05) • 350 when -0.05 < NVI < 0.06 
Table 2 Twenty four vegetaion types by Wilson 
1 
Water 
13 
Short grass and forbs 
2 
Ice 
14 
Long grass 
3 
Inland lake 
15 
Arable 
4 
Evergreen needleleaf tree 
16 
Rice 
5 
Evergreen broadleaf tree 
17 
Sugar 
6 
Deciduous needleleaf tree 
18 
Maize 
7 
Deciduous broadleaf tree 
19 
Cotton 
8 
Tropical broadleaf tree 
20 
Irrigated crop 
9 
Drought deciduous tree 
21 
Urban 
10 
Evergreen broadleaf shrub 
22 
Tundra 
11 
Deciduous shrub 
23 
Swamp 
12 
Thorn shrub 
24 
Soil 
Table 3 Land cover classification in Asia 
Group Cluster Cover type Distribution 
1-5 
Desert and semi-desert 
Perpetual snow(*l) 
Arabian Peninsula 
East of Caspian Sea 
Desert in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan 
Great Indian desert 
Takla Makan desert 
Gobi desert 
Himalaya Range(*1) 
6 
Scrub and steppe 
Northeast and southwest of Caspian Sea 
7-9 
Coniferous forest 
Mainly in USSR 
Partly in China 
10 
Broadleaf forest 
Wheat and other crops 
e.g. corn 
North side of the Yangtze valley 
11 
Sub tropical forest 
Rice and other crops 
e.g. wheat 
South side of the Yangtze valley 
12 
Irrigated crops, 
mainly wheat 
The basin of the River Ganga and Indus 
13 
Tropical dry deciduous 
forest 
Cotton 
Deccan Plateau 
15 
Tropical moist deciduous 
forest 
Double crop rice(*2) 
East of India 
The Irrawaddy valley in Myanma 
The Menam and Mekong valley in Indo-China Peninsula 
South of China(Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi)(*2) 
14 
Tropical rain forest 
Malay Peninsula 
West coast of India 
Sri Lanka 
16 
ditto 
High land in Indo-China Peninsula
	        
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