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Volume 14, issue 20 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 14, 4619-4635, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4619-2017
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Research article 25 Oct 2017

Research article | 25 Oct 2017

Expansion of oil palm and other cash crops causes an increase of the land surface temperature in the Jambi province in Indonesia

Clifton R. Sabajo et al.
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From the analysis of MODIS and Landsat satellite data of the Jambi province in Indonesia, this first study on the effects of oil palm expansion on the surface temperature in Indonesia shows shows a local and regional warming effect caused by the expansion of oil palm plantations and other cash or tree crops between 2000 and 2015. The observed warming effects may affect ecosystem services, reduce water availabilty in the dry period and increase the vulnerability to fires in the province.
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