Analysis of spatial and temporal organization of biosphere using solar reflectance data from MODIS satellite
The paper addresses the spatio-temporal dynamics of biosphere reflected by the multispectral MODIS images. The hypotheses of different goal functions are examined and principles of biosphere function are tested. It is demonstrated that one of the major bishopric “goal functions” is the maintenance of the stable solar radiation absorption in the PAR range during the vegetative season. This is also associated with stabilization of biological production, which is supported by advanced accumulation of internal energy. It is shown that the biosphere can be viewed as a non-equilibrium system with two stationary states – winter and summer separated by transition periods associated with the maximal spatial information.