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BigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003


Release Date2006-03-23
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Citations7 publications cited this dataset


The BigFoot project gathered leaf area index (LAI) data for nine EOS Land Validation Sites located from Alaska to Brazil from 2000 to 2003. Each site is representative of one or two distinct biomes, including the Arctic tundra; boreal evergreen needleleaf forest; temperate cropland, grassland, evergreen needleleaf forest, and deciduous broadleaf forest; desert grassland and shrubland; and tropical evergreen broadleaf forest. LAI was measured at plots within each site for at least two years using standard direct and optical methods at each site. BigFoot was funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program.

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Cohen, W.B., T.K. Maiersperger, and D. Pflugmacher. 2006. BigFoot Leaf Area Index Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)SizeDatesCompanion 107.2KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_agro_lai_4july2000_x10.tif bf_agro_lai_11aug2000_x10.tif 112.2KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_harv_lai_18jun2000_x10.tif bf_harv_lai_4aug2000_x10.tif 104.8KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_konz_lai_26aug2000_x10.tif bf_konz_lai_7june2000_x10.tif 63.1KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_nobs_lai_14jul2000_x10.tif 86.7KB 2002-08-15 55.6KB 2002-02-01 to 2002-02-28 24.1KB 2003-09-15 31.0KB 2003-11-21 26.4KB 2003-06-23 23.9KB 2003-07-28 23.2KB 2002-09-02 18.8KB 2002-11-15 13.9KB 2002-07-26 17.9KB 2002-08-22 60.8KB 2002-07-14 62.1KB 2001-07-14 179.3KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 54.3KB 2001-06-18 51.7KB 2001-08-16 52.1KB 2002-08-24 54.7KB 2001-07-26 49.2KB 2002-07-24 to 2002-08-08

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  • BigFoot_readme.pdf
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