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MODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012

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Data setMODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1210
Release date2014-03-31
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Description

This data set provides MODIS-derived surface biophysical climatologies of bidirectional distribution function (BRDF), BDRF/albedo, land surface temperature (LST), leaf area index (LAI), and evapotranspiration (ET) as separate files for each of the MODIS land cover types, and four radiative forcing data files for four scenarios of potential vegetation shifts in North America. Each biophysical variable has temporal periods that represent the average of all 8-day periods from the years 2000-2012. The data have a spatial resolution of 0.05 degree (~5 km) and a temporal resolution of eight days. Additionally, a file containing diffuse fraction of surface downward solar radiation (DiffuseFraction) at a monthly scale, and a file containing snow water equivalent (SWE) are provided. The extent of the data covers the land area of North America, from 20 to 60 degrees N. The land-cover map used was synthesized from nine yearly 500-m MODIS land-cover layers (MCD12 Q1 Collection 5) for 2001-2008. These high-resolution land data were originally developed for quantifying biophysical forcing from land-use changes associated with forestry activities, such as radiative forcing from altered surface albedo.

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Citation

Zhao, K., and R.B. Jackson. 2014. MODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1210
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Vegetation Collection: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC01.nc4 152.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC02.nc4 7.1MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC03.nc4 10.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC04.nc4 40.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC05.nc4 111.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC06.nc4 26.3MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC07.nc4 109.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC08.nc4 123.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC09.nc4 11.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC10.nc4 111.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC11.nc4 64.1MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC12.nc4 122.6MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC13.nc4 36.2MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC14.nc4 109.3MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC15.nc4 8.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ALBEDO_LC16.nc4 14.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
01to10_RF.nc4 84.5KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
01to12_RF.nc4 79.3KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
04to10_RF.nc4 49.3KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
04to12_RF.nc4 51.9KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC01.nc4 24.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC02.nc4 5.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC03.nc4 3.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC04.nc4 10.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC05.nc4 23.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC06.nc4 5.6MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC07.nc4 30.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC08.nc4 25.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC09.nc4 12.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC10.nc4 27.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC11.nc4 3.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC12.nc4 18.3MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_ET_LC14.nc4 16.3MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC01.nc4 12.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC02.nc4 835.3KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC03.nc4 628.4KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC04.nc4 3.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC05.nc4 8.6MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC06.nc4 1.7MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC07.nc4 6.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC08.nc4 4.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC09.nc4 440.1KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC10.nc4 7.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC11.nc4 2.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC12.nc4 8.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC13.nc4 1.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC14.nc4 7.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC15.nc4 753.2KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LAI_LC16.nc4 866.7KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC01.nc4 27.2MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC02.nc4 1.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC03.nc4 829.7KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC04.nc4 7.6MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC05.nc4 15.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC06.nc4 3.2MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC07.nc4 17.9MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC08.nc4 7.3MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC09.nc4 810.5KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC10.nc4 20.1MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC11.nc4 5.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC12.nc4 19.2MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC13.nc4 4.5MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC14.nc4 14.8MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC15.nc4 2.4MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
MODIS_LST_LC16.nc4 2.6MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
SurfaceDiffuseSolarFraction.NC 114.5KB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
SWE.nc4 6.0MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31

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