A study on estimation and changing of net primary productivity in the Yellow River Basin using satellite data and climate data

Net primary production (NPP) in the Yellow River Basin, China, during 1982-1999 was estimated with the CASA model using satellite data. The yearly NPP (NPPt) tended to increase during 1982-1999 throughout the Yellow River Basin. A large mean annual NPP for each grid cell was indicated in both the upper and lower reaches, and a low value was indicated in the middle reaches.