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Global Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-2000


DatasetGlobal Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-2000
Release date2001-09-26
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1932-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations4420022016Publications citing this dataset
Downloads20612007-12-032017-10-1410196 total files downloaded


Leaf Area Index (LAI) data from the scientific literature, 1932-2000, have been compiled at the ORNL DAAC to support model development and EOS MODIS product validation. Like net primary productivity (NPP), leaf area index (LAI) is a key parameter for global and regional models of biosphere/atmosphere exchange.

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Scurlock, J.M.O., G.P. Asner, and S.T. Gower. 2001. Global Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
LAI_data.txt 555.7KB 1932-01-01 to 2000-12-31
LAI_data_wk1.bin 314.4KB 1932-01-01 to 2000-12-31
LAI_data_xls.bin 340.0KB 1932-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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Dataset has 5 companion files.

  • LAI_refs.txt
  • LAI_comp.txt
  • LAI_refs_doc.bin
  • LAI_TM.pdf
  • LAI_guide.pdf