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.
All BigFoot data sets are available FREE of charge. You will need to sign in to order BigFoot data sets. Currently 6 BigFoot data sets are available online.
Beginning the BigFoot dataset list
|BigFoot data set||Published||Documentation||Download||Size||Visualize|
|*||BigFoot Field Data for North American Sites, 1999-2003||2008-06-27||1361.5 MB|
|*||BigFoot GPP Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2004||2006-03-23||78.4 MB|
|*||BigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003||2006-03-23||1.0 MB|
|*||BigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003||2006-03-23||2.3 MB|
|*||BIGFOOT Meteorological Data for North and South American Sites, 1991-2004||2012-02-27||0.6 MB|
|*||BigFoot NPP Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2004||2006-03-23||2.1 MB|
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