Skip to main content
ORNL DAAC HomeNASA Home

DAAC Home > Get Data > Regional/Global > Vegetation Collection > Landing page

Global 500-m Foliage Clumping Index Data Derived from MODIS BRDF, 2006

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1531
Project
Release date2017-09-28
Usage43 downloads

Description

This dataset provides global clumping index (CI) data for 2006 derived from the MODIS Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) data product. Clumping index is a key structural parameter of plant canopies which represents the degree of foliage grouping within distinct canopy structures relative to a random distribution. The data are provided at substantially higher resolution (500-m) than existing clumping index data products.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
  • LEAF AREA INDEX (LAI)
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS

Citation

Download citation from Datacite
RISBibTexOther
Crosscite Citation Formatter
He, L., J.M. Chen, J. Pisek, C. Schaaf, and A.H. Strahler. 2017. Global 500-m Foliage Clumping Index Data Derived from MODIS BRDF, 2006. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1531

See our Data Citations and Acknowledgements policy for more information.

Data Files

Sign in to download files.

Data File (Granule)SizeDates
global_clumping_index.tif 411.2MB 2006-01-01 to 2006-12-31

Companion Files

Expand for companion files
Toggle Companion Files

Sign in to download files.

Dataset has 2 companion files.

  • Global_Clumping_Index_Fig1.png
  • Global_Clumping_Index.pdf

Visualize and Subset Data