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BigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003

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Data setBigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/748
Release date2006-03-23
ProjectBigFoot
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2003-12-31

Description

The BigFoot project gathered 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. These surfaces were produced from Landsat ETM+ imagery to explicitly characterize the land cover at the BigFoot Sites to provide validation of the MODIS land cover product. 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 Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/748
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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_landcover_surf_guide.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
AGRO_LANDCOVER_2000.zip 7.4 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_agro_landcover_2000_igbp_bf.tif
HARV_LANDCOVER_2000.zip 19.9 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_harv_landcover_2000_igbp.tif
KONZ_LANDCOVER_2000.zip 15.1 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_konz_landcover_2000_igbp.tif
NOBS_LANDCOVER_2000.zip 19.9 KB 2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 bf_nobs_landcover_2000_igbp.tif
bigfoot_tund_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 9.3 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_tapa_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 2.5 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_sevi_landcover_2003_igbp_bf.zip 6.5 KB 2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31
bigfoot_sevi_landcover_2002_igbp_bf.zip 4.8 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_nobs_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 19.2 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_nobs_landcover_2001_igbp.zip 19.4 KB 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
bigfoot_metl_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 13.6 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_konz_landcover_2001_igbp.zip 14.1 KB 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
bigfoot_harv_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 19.3 KB 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
bigfoot_harv_landcover_2001_igbp.zip 19.3 KB 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
bigfoot_cheq_landcover_2002_igbp.zip 18.8 KB 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31

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