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

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1531
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Published2017-09-28
Updated2017-09-28
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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

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This dataset is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with the NASA Data and Information Policy.

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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

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