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SHIFT: AVIRIS-NG Derived Gridded Mosaicked Canopy Water Content, California, 2022


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This dataset provides per-pixel vegetation canopy water content (CWC) derived from surface reflectance measured by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer-Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) instrument from 2022-02-24 to 2022-05-17. This imagery was acquired as part of the Surface Biology and Geology High-Frequency Time Series (SHIFT) campaign. AVIRIS-NG measures reflected radiance in 425 bands at 5-nanometer (nm) intervals in the visible to shortwave infrared spectral range between 380 and 2510 nm. Measurements were radiometrically and geometrically calibrated as well as atmospherically corrected, and are provided at approximately 5-meter spatial resolution. These data include mosaics of several flight lines that were flown on a weekly basis covering a 640-square-mile (1,656-square-kilometer) study area, which stretches from Los Padres National Forest in the east to the Central California coast and into the coastal ocean in the west, including Dangermond Preserve and UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve. These data will help track changes in vegetation characteristics from late winter through early summer by providing insights into health and resilience of ecosystems as California's climate grows drier. In particular, temporal and spatial patterns of CWC will indicate drought stress and increased wildfire risk. The CWC files in this publication were processed by applying a simple fitting of spectral absorption features of liquid water and are distributed in cloud-optimized GeoTIFF (COG) format.

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Bohn, N., P.G. Brodrick, D.R. Thompson, R. Eckert, and P. Lovegreen. 2023. SHIFT: AVIRIS-NG Derived Gridded Mosaicked Canopy Water Content, California, 2022. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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