Capability assessment of the SEVIRI/MSG GPP product for the detection of areas affected by water stress

B. Martínez, Sergio Sánchez-Ruiz, M. Campos-Taberner, F.J. García-Haro, M.A. Gilabert

Abstract

This study aims to introduce a completely new and recently launched 10-day GPP product based on data from the geostationary MSG satellite (MGPP LSA-411) and to assess its capability to detect areas affected by water stress (hot spots). The GPP product is based on Monteith’s concept, which models GPP as the product of the incoming photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), the fractional absorption of that flux (fAPAR) and a lightuse efficiency factor (ε). Preliminary results on the use of the MGPP product in the assessment of ecosystem response to rainfall deficit events are presented in this work for a short period of three years. The robustness of this product is evaluated at both site and regional scales across the MSG disk using eddy covariance (EC) GPP measurements and Earth Observing (EO)-based GPP products, respectively. The EO-based products belong to the 8-day MOD17A2H v6 at 500 m and the 10-day GDMP at 1 km. The results reveal the MGPP product, derived entirely from MSG (EUMETSAT) products, as an efficient alternative to detect and characterize areas under water scarcity by means of a coefficient of water stress.


Keywords

MSG; MGPP; Monteith; hot spots; detection; water stress

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