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Vegetation Collections Data Sets

VEG: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

All VEG data sets are available FREE of charge. You will need to sign in to order VEG data sets. Currently 35 VEG data sets are available online.

Beginning the VEG dataset list

Belowground (4 data sets)

Belowground VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size
* Global Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 0.4 MB
* Global Distribution of Root Nutrient Concentrations in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 0.2 MB
* Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 0.3 MB
* Global Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 0.4 MB

Biomass (7 data sets)

Biomass VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size VisualizeTHREDDS
* A Global Database of Carbon and Nutrient Concentrations of Green and Senesced Leaves 2012-07-19 0.1 MB
* A Global Database of Litterfall Mass and Litter Pool Carbon and Nutrients2015-03-31 0.8 MB
* BASIN TCP Stable Isotope Composition of CO2 in Terrestrial Ecosystems2010-02-17 0.2 MB
* GEOECOLOGY: County-Level Environmental Data for the United States, 1964-19792003-03-10 3.4 MB
* Global 1-degree Maps of Forest Area, Carbon Stocks, and Biomass, 1950-20102015-12-14 12.7 MB
* LiDAR-based Biomass Estimates, Boreal Forest Biome, Eurasia, 2005-20062015-07-09 400.1 MB
* Woody Biomass for Eastern U.S. Forests, 1983-19962003-03-10 0.1 MB

Disturbance (5 data sets)

Disturbance VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size Visualize
* Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 2 (GFEDv2)2006-05-31 0.0 MB
* Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 2.1 2007-06-28 0.0 MB
* Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 3.12013-09-23 1272.0 MB
* Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 4, (GFEDv4)2015-10-14 941.4 MB
* Russian Boreal Forest Disturbance Maps Derived from Landsat Imagery, 1984-20002015-11-12 185.4 MB

Dynamics (6 data sets)

Dynamics VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size VisualizeTHREDDS
* A Global Data Set of Leaf Photosynthetic Rates, Leaf N and P, and Specific Leaf Area 2014-06-27 0.1 MB
* Biomass Allocation and Growth Data of Seeded Plants 2004-02-19 0.6 MB
* Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Litter Chemistry and Decomposition 2002-12-11 0.1 MB
* Long-Term Arctic Growing Season NDVI Trends from GIMMS 3g, 1982-2012 2015-03-13 135.8 MB
* Phenoregions For Monitoring Vegetation Responses to Climate Change 2005-09-08 3.1 MB
* SiB3 Modeled Global 1-degree Hourly Biosphere-Atmosphere Carbon Flux, 1998-20062009-07-30 12982.6 MB

Land Cover Land Use Change (5 data sets)

Land Cover Land Use Change VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size VisualizeTHREDDS
* Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 20052016-03-30 0.2 MB
* Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews) 1999-05-05 0.2 MB
* Harmonized Global Land Use for Years 1500 -2100, V12014-09-24 5886.7 MB
* Land Cover and Land Use Classification for the State of New Hampshire, 1996-20012016-02-15 23.9 MB
* Tree Canopy Cover for the Circumpolar Taiga-Tundra Ecotone: 2000-2005 2014-05-08 16.0 MB

Vegetation Characteristics (8 data sets)

Vegetation Characteristics VEG data set Published Documentation Download Size THREDDS
* A Global Database of Field-observed Leaf Area Index in Woody Plant Species, 1932-20112014-07-22 0.7 MB
* Characteristics of African Savanna Biomes for Determining Woody Cover2007-06-28 0.5 MB
* Global Forest Ecosystem Structure and Function Data For Carbon Balance Research 2009-11-11 34.4 MB
* Global Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-20002001-09-26 1.0 MB
* LiDAR-derived Vegetation Canopy Structure, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 20112015-10-16 3.4 MB
* Literature-Derived Parameters for the BIOME-BGC Terrestrial Ecosystem Model2002-12-19 0.2 MB
* MODIS NDVI Data, Smoothed and Gap-filled, for the Conterminous US: 2000-20142016-04-13
* MODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012 2014-03-31 1387.2 MB

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