Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2001, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (3): 297-306.doi: 10.11821/xb200103006

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Remote Sensing Analysis of Alpine Landscape of Wutai Mts., Shanxi Province

CAO Yan li1,2, CUI Hai ting LIU Hong yan DAI Jun hu WANG Gao jian1   

  1. 1. Department of Urban & Environment Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    2 Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry Sciences, Beijin 100091, China;
    3. RS&GIS Institute,Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    4. Forestry Bureau of Wutai County,Shanxi, China
  • Received:2000-11-20 Revised:2001-03-12 Online:2001-05-15 Published:2001-05-15
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China,No.49571069

Abstract: Based on TM data and GIS technique, the alpine landscape of Wutai Mts was analyzed on different spatial scales by using methods of climate parameters contour map, 3 D analysis of topography, and overlay of climate parameters contour map and landscape map with DEM We interpreted the landscape map from TM image and calculated the landscape indexes We consider that overlay of climate parameters contour map and landscape map with DEM is good to reflect the landscape structure and its mechanism We concluded that Wutai Mts can be regarded as the coldest and wettest center of the surroundings Alpine zone of Wutai Mts lies at an altitude of above 2 890 m Alpine Kobresia meadow is the main element of alpine landscape of Wutai Mts and it is a unique and fragile ecosystem in North China Alpine landscape reserve should be established.

Key words: Wutai Mts, alpine landscape, RS, GIS

CLC Number: 

  • TP79