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MODIS-derived Vegetation and Albedo Parameters for Agroecosystem-Climate Modeling

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1539
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Release Date2018-04-16
Usage187 downloads

Description

This dataset provides MODIS-derived leaf area index (LAI), stem area index (SAI), vegetation area fraction, dominant landcover category, and albedo parameters for the continental US (CONUS), parts of southern Canada, and Mexico at 30 km resolution. The data cover the period 2003-2010 and were developed to be used as surface input data for regional agroecosystem-climate models. MODIS Collection 5 products used to derive these parameters included the Terra yearly water mask, vegetation continuous field products, the combined Terra and Aqua yearly land-cover category (LCC) (MCD12Q1), 8-day composites for LAI (MCD15A2), and albedo parameter (MCD43B1) products. Please note that the MODIS Version 5 land data products used in this dataset have been superseded by Version 6 data products.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
  • LEAF AREA INDEX (LAI)
  • LAND SURFACE
  • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
  • ALBEDO
  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION

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Xu, M., X. Zhang, and X.Z. Liang. 2018. MODIS-derived Vegetation and Albedo Parameters for Agroecosystem-Climate Modeling. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1539

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Data File (Granule)SizeDates
infrared_visible_bands_8day_2003-2010.nc4 88.3MB 2003-01-01 to 2010-12-31
leaf_stem_area_index_8day_2003-2010.nc4 36.2MB 2003-01-01 to 2010-12-31
leaf_stem_area_index_monthly_climatology_2003-2010.nc4 1.5MB 2003-01-01 to 2010-12-31

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