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The impact of changes in forests small in surface albedo in Finland between 1982 and 2011

The impact of changes in forests small in surface albedo in Finland between 1982 and 2011

The biomass of Finnish forests increased by one quarter during the past 30 years. However, this is not reflected in a corresponding change in the annual averages of surface albedo i.e. total reflectivity in all of Finland. In the northern part of Lapland, albedo increased during the period studied. Albedo is directly linked to the energy balance of the Earth and is therefore an important parameter in terms of climate change.

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Senior researcher Terhikki Manninen, terhikki.manninen@fmi.fi

Petr Lukeš, Pauline Stenberg, Matti Mõttus, Terhikki Manninen, Miina Rautiainen, 2016, " Multidecadal analysis of forest growth and albedo in boreal Finland", International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 52 (2016) 296–305.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303243416301088


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