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BigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003

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Data setBigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/747
Release date2006-03-23
ProjectBigFoot
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2003-12-31

Description

The BigFoot project gathered leaf area index (LAI) data for nine EOS Land Validation Sites located from Alaska to Brazil from 2000 to 2003. Each site is representative of one or two distinct biomes, including the Arctic tundra; boreal evergreen needleleaf forest; temperate cropland, grassland, evergreen needleleaf forest, and deciduous broadleaf forest; desert grassland and shrubland; and tropical evergreen broadleaf forest. LAI was measured at plots within each site for at least two years using standard direct and optical methods at each site. BigFoot was funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program.

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Citation

Cohen, W.B., T.K. Maiersperger, and D. Pflugmacher. 2006. BigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/747
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Project

BigFoot: The objective of BigFoot is to provide ground validation of MODLand (MODIS Land Discipline Group) land cover, leaf area index (LAI), fAPAR, and net primary production (NPP) products. The name BigFoot was selected to describe the multiple scales, or footprints, of ground validation that the project will undertake. The current BigFoot study plan covers measurement, mapping, and modeling activities at four sites, each equipped with a meteorological flux tower that makes continuous measurements of energy, water, and carbon fluxes for a roughly 1-km2 footprint.

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  • BigFoot_readme.pdf
  • bf_lai_surf_guide.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
AGRO_LAI_2000.zip 107.2 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_agro_lai_4july2000_x10.tif bf_agro_lai_11aug2000_x10.tif
HARV_LAI_2000.zip 112.2 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_harv_lai_18jun2000_x10.tif bf_harv_lai_4aug2000_x10.tif
KONZ_LAI_2000.zip 104.8 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_konz_lai_26aug2000_x10.tif bf_konz_lai_7june2000_x10.tif
NOBS_LAI_2000.zip 63.1 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_nobs_lai_14jul2000_x10.tif
bigfoot_tund_lai_2002_aug15.zip 86.7 KB 2002-08-15
bigfoot_tapa_lai_2002_feb.zip 55.6 KB 2002-02-01 - 2002-02-28
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2003_sep15.zip 24.1 KB 2003-09-15
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2003_nov21.zip 31.0 KB 2003-11-21
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2003_jun23.zip 26.4 KB 2003-06-23
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2003_jul28.zip 23.9 KB 2003-07-28
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2002_sep9.zip 23.2 KB 2002-09-02
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2002_nov15.zip 18.8 KB 2002-11-15
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2002_jul26.zip 13.9 KB 2002-07-26
bigfoot_sevi_lai_2002_aug22.zip 17.9 KB 2002-08-22
bigfoot_nobs_lai_2002_jul14.zip 60.8 KB 2002-07-14
bigfoot_nobs_lai_2001_jul14.zip 62.1 KB 2001-07-14
bigfoot_metl_lai_2002.zip 179.3 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_konz_lai_2001_jun18.zip 54.3 KB 2001-06-18
bigfoot_konz_lai_2001_aug16.zip 51.7 KB 2001-08-16
bigfoot_harv_lai_2002_aug24.zip 52.1 KB 2002-08-24
bigfoot_harv_lai_2001_jul26.zip 54.7 KB 2001-07-26
bigfoot_cheq_lai_2002_jul24aug8.zip 49.2 KB 2002-07-24 - 2002-08-08

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