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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 Collections
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1210
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Vegetation Collections: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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  • NA_MODIS_Surface_Biophysics.pdf

Data Files

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

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