Seasonality mapping Eurasian Ruminant Street
|Project type:||Consulting RTD|
|Geographic keyword: Turkey | Pakistan | Irak | Iran | Asia | Europe|
|General keyword: Livestock geography | Decision support | Remote sensing|
|Specific keyword: Climate indices | Vegetation indices | Time series analysis | Seasonality|
Seasonality Mapping in the Asian Ruminant Street
The interest of the AGAH division of the FAO is "disease spread". Whether the disease of interest is vector-borne or pathogenic, the physical environment (i.e. climate, vegetation, geology, hydrology and topography) will always have Â« to some extent Â» an influence on the dynamics involved with the spread of disease and eventual disease outbreaks. Since time is an important dimension regarding disease spread, and since geology and topography can be treated as constant (given the timescale of disease spread related processes), the AGAH division is interested in capturing the dynamics of climate and vegetation, more specific, the within-year dynamics of seasonality features.
The area of interest was defined as the "Eurasian ruminant street". This is a relatively narrow belt starting in Pakistan and reaching the EC through the north of Iran and Turkey. This belt is a potential preferential pathway for disease spread.
The terms of reference of this consultancy are summarised as follows: Assist in the compilation of a Training Module for use by veterinary personnel of countries in the Eurasian ruminant street, and in particular contribute to the seasonality mapping of climatic and vegetation indices derived from NOAA-AVHRR level 1b imagery.
Legend to the figures:
Figure 1: Maximum Ratio Vegetation Index
Figure 2: Kelvin Maximum Temperature of Channel 3
Figure 3: Time Series 2000-2001: Maximum Ratio Vegetation Index
Figure 4: Time Series 2000-2001: Maximum Kelvin Temperature of Channel 3