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Vegetation Collection


grasslands in Tennessee, USAThe ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes data on vegetation from local to global scales. Specific topic areas include: belowground vegetation characteristics and roots, vegetation biomass, fire and other disturbance, vegetation dynamics, land cover and land use change, vegetation characteristics, and NPP (Net Primary Production) data.

Vegetation Collection Datasets List

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Belowground (4 datasets)

select all Belowground Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size
*Global Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 user guide download 399.3KB
*Global Distribution of Root Nutrient Concentrations in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 user guide download 233.7KB
*Global Distribution of Root Profiles in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 user guide download 300.1KB
*Global Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems 2003-04-09 user guide download 362.6KB

Biomass (10 datasets)

select all Biomass Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size SDATTHREDDS
*Woody Biomass for Eastern U.S. Forests, 1983-19962003-03-10 user guide download 142.8KB
*A Global Database of Carbon and Nutrient Concentrations of Green and Senesced Leaves 2012-07-19 user guide download 138.6KB
*A Global Database of Litterfall Mass and Litter Pool Carbon and Nutrients2015-03-31 user guide download 822.5KB
*LiDAR-based Biomass Estimates, Boreal Forest Biome, Eurasia, 2005-20062015-07-09 user guide download 400.1MBsdat
*Gridded Estimates of Woody Cover and Biomass across Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-20042020-06-30 user guide download 206.5MB
*Global Aboveground and Belowground Biomass Carbon Density Maps for the Year 20102020-03-05 user guide download 9.0GBsdat
*Geoecology: County-Level Environmental Data for the United States, 1941-19812003-03-10 user guide download 8.3GB
*Siberian Boreal Forest Aboveground Biomass and Fire Scar Maps, Russia, 1969-20072016-06-07 user guide download 582.9MBsdat
*Global 1-degree Maps of Forest Area, Carbon Stocks, and Biomass, 1950-20102015-12-14 user guide download 12.7MBthredds
*BASIN TCP Stable Isotope Composition of CO2 in Terrestrial Ecosystems2010-02-17 user guide download 227.2KB

Disturbance (5 datasets)

select all Disturbance Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size SDAT
*Tree Mortality from Fires and Bark Beetles at 1-km Resolution, Western USA, 2003-20122017-06-20 user guide download 41.8MBsdat
*Global Fire Emissions Database, Version 4.1 (GFEDv4)2015-10-14 user guide download 1.3GB
*Fire Intensity and Burn Severity Metrics for Circumpolar Boreal Forests, 2001-20132017-07-24 user guide download 5.5MBsdat
*Remote Sensing Data Before and After California Rim and King Forest Fires, 2010-20152016-09-07 user guide
*Russian Boreal Forest Disturbance Maps Derived from Landsat Imagery, 1984-20002015-11-12 user guide download 185.4MBsdat

Dynamics (7 datasets)

select all Dynamics Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size SDATTHREDDS
*A Global Data Set of Leaf Photosynthetic Rates, Leaf N and P, and Specific Leaf Area 2014-06-27 user guide download 112.1KB
*Biomass Allocation and Growth Data of Seeded Plants 2004-02-19 user guide download 594.2KB
*Long-Term Arctic Growing Season NDVI Trends from GIMMS 3g, 1982-2012 2015-03-13 user guide download 135.8MBsdatthredds
*Phenoregions For Monitoring Vegetation Responses to Climate Change 2005-09-08 user guide download 3.1MBsdat
*SiB3 Modeled Global 1-degree Hourly Biosphere-Atmosphere Carbon Flux, 1998-20062009-07-30 user guide download 13.0GBsdatthredds
*Distribution of Estimated Stand Age Across Siberian Larch Forests, 1989-20122017-01-12 user guide download 334.8MB
*Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Litter Chemistry and Decomposition 2002-12-11 user guide download 90.0KB

Land Cover Land Use Change (9 datasets)

select all Land Cover Land Use Change Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size SDATTHREDDS
*Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews) 1999-05-05 user guide download 136.2KBsdat
*LUH1: Harmonized Global Land Use for Years 1500-2100, V12014-09-24 user guide download 5.9GBthredds
*Tree Canopy Cover for the Circumpolar Taiga-Tundra Ecotone: 2000-2005 2014-05-08 user guide download 16.0MB
*LUH2-GCB2019: Land-Use Harmonization 2 Update for the Global Carbon Budget, 850-20192021-05-24 user guide download 6.8GB
*Decadal Land Use and Land Cover Classifications across India, 1985, 1995, 20052016-09-06 user guide download 128.9MBsdat
*LUH2-ISIMIP2b Harmonized Global Land Use for the Years 2015-21002020-04-21 user guide download 12.0GB
*Woody and Herbaceous Vegetation Change across the Savannas of West Africa, 1982-20132020-05-07 user guide download 2.7MB
*Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 20052016-03-30 user guide download 169.0KBsdat
*Land Cover and Land Use Classification for the State of New Hampshire, 1996-20012016-02-15 user guide download 23.4MBsdat

Russian Land Cover (12 datasets)

select all Russian Land Cover Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size
*RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993 2004-01-07 user guide download 963.0KB
*RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, Far East, 1-km, 1990 2004-01-07 user guide download 4.7MB
*RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990 2004-01-07 user guide download 23.4MB
*RLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973 2004-01-07 user guide download 283.2KB
*RLC Forest Cover of the Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, 1973 2004-01-07 user guide download 4.9MB
*RLC Forest Fire Images in Russia, 1998-1999 2004-01-07 user guide download 59.4MB
*RLC Forest Fire Locations in Eastern Russia, 1998-1999 2004-01-07 user guide download 5.6MB
*RLC Forest Stand Carbon Map of Russia 2004-01-07 user guide download 6.1MB
*RLC Generalized Forest Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1-km 2004-01-07 user guide download 11.2MB
*RLC Selected Infrastructure Data for the Former Soviet Union, 19932004-01-07 user guide download 34.7MB
*RLC State and Regional Boundaries for the Former Soviet Union2004-01-07 user guide download 4.2MB
*RLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990 2004-01-07 user guide download 13.1MB

Vegetation Characteristics (32 datasets)

select all Vegetation Characteristics Vegetation dataset Published User Guide Download Size SDATTHREDDS
*LiDAR and DTM Data from Forested Land Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 20082017-08-15 user guide download 3.4GB
*LiDAR and DTM Data from Tapajos National Forest in Para, Brazil, 20082017-08-14 user guide download 1.2GB
*MODIS-derived Aggregate, Woody and Herbaceous Leaf Area Index for Africa, 2002-20222024-04-24 user guide
*Global MODIS and FLUXNET-derived Daily Gross Primary Production, V22021-03-15 user guide thredds
*Global Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-20002001-09-26 user guide download 773.6KB
*Literature-Derived Parameters for the BIOME-BGC Terrestrial Ecosystem Model2002-12-19 user guide download 20.7KB
*Carbon Stocks of Individual Trees in African Drylands: Allometry and Output Data2023-10-19 user guide
*A Global Database of Field-observed Leaf Area Index in Woody Plant Species, 1932-20112014-07-22 user guide download 716.9KB
*Characteristics of African Savanna Biomes for Determining Woody Cover2007-06-28 user guide download 450.8KB
*Global Forest Ecosystem Structure and Function Data For Carbon Balance Research 2009-11-11 user guide download 34.4MB
*MODIS-derived Biophysical Parameters for 5-km Land Cover, North America, 2000-2012 2014-03-31 user guide download 1.4GB
*Phenology derived from Satellite Data and PhenoCam across CONUS and Alaska, 2019-20202023-09-27 user guide download 3.8GB
*Global Vegetation Greenness (NDVI) from AVHRR GIMMS-3G+, 1981-20222023-08-24 user guide
*Land Surface Phenology, Eddy Covariance Tower Sites, North America, 2017-20212023-01-21 user guide
*LiDAR Data, DEM, and Maximum Vegetation Height Product from Southern Idaho, 20142017-11-10 user guide sdat
*LiDAR-derived Vegetation Canopy Structure, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 20112015-10-16 user guide download 7.4MB
*PhenoCam Dataset v2.0: Digital Camera Imagery from the PhenoCam Network, 2000-20182019-09-04 user guide
*PhenoCam Dataset v2.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-20182019-09-04 user guide download 1.8GB
*Multispectral Imagery, NDVI, and Terrain Models, Big Trail Lake, Fairbanks, AK, 20192021-04-29 user guide download 560.0MB
*An Unexpectedly Large Count of Trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel2020-10-21 user guide
*Global Monthly GPP from an Improved Light Use Efficiency Model, 1982-20162020-11-09 user guide download 1.9GBthredds
*Global Monthly Mean Leaf Area Index Climatology, 1981-20152019-02-14 user guide download 6.4MBthredds
*Net Radiation and Albedo from MODIS for Xingu River Basin, Brazil, 2000-20122019-07-18 user guide download 3.5GBthredds
*Forest Inventories and DBH at Burned and Unburned Forest Sites, Acre, Brazil, 20172018-12-28 user guide download 23.7MB
*Hyperspectral Imagery from AVIRIS-NG for Sites in ID and CA, USA, 2014 and 20152018-04-09 user guide
*Landsat-derived Spring and Autumn Phenology, Eastern US - Canadian Forests, 1984-20132018-04-02 user guide download 356.5MB
*Forest Inventories at Burned and Unburned Tropical Forest Sites, Acre, Brazil, 20142018-02-26 user guide download 517.9KB
*Tree Inventory and Biometry Measurements, Tapajos National Forest, Para, Brazil, 20102018-02-22 user guide download 376.8KB
*Shrubland Species Cover, Biometric, Carbon and Nitrogen Data, Southern Idaho, 20142017-12-21 user guide download 3.5GB
*Global 500-m Foliage Clumping Index Data Derived from MODIS BRDF, 20062017-09-28 user guide download 360.0MBsdat
*MODIS NDVI Data, Smoothed and Gap-filled, for the Conterminous US: 2000-20152016-11-17 user guide thredds
*Distribution of Young Forests and Estimated Stand Age across Russia, 20122016-08-08 user guide download 12.9MBsdat

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