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Fractional cover - MODIS, CSIRO Land and Water algorithm, Australia coverage

Last modified by Matt Paget on 2012/10/25 18:35

Fractional cover - MODIS, CSIRO Land and Water algorithm, Australia coverage

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Link to the data

DescriptorData link
ENVI and NetCDFhttps://remote-sensing.nci.org.au/u39/public/html/modis/fractionalcover-clw

Data licence and Access rights

ItemDetail
RightsUse of these data is subject to the Legal Notice and Disclaimer at http://www.csiro.au/org/LegalNoticeAndDisclaimer.html. These data are Copyright, CSIRO, 2008-2012. These data are made available under the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Licencehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0
AccessIn return for free access to these data, we ask that you send us citations and copies of publications arising from work that use these data..

Alternate title

MODIS NBAR-derived 16-days fractional cover of Photosynthetic Vegetation (PV), Non-Photosynthetic Vegetation (NPV) and Bare Soil (BS).

Abstract or Summary

Data are MODIS NBAR-derived 16-days fractional cover of Photosynthetic Vegetation (PV), Non-Photosynthetic Vegetation (NPV) and Bare Soil (BS). Fractional cover represents the exposed proportion of PV, NPV or BS within each pixel. In forested canopies the photosynthetic or non-photosynthetic portions of trees may obscure those of the grass layer and/or bare soil.

Fractional cover was derived using a linear unmixing methodology (Guerschman et al. 2009). The method uses the NDVI and the ratio of MODIS bands 7 and 6 (2100 and 1600 nm respectively).

The method was originally developed for the Australian tropical savannas and was evaluated using field measurements of grass curing in ten sites, of which six are in the tropical savannas and four are located in grasslands in the west and south east of Australia. The resulting method has been applied to the whole Australian Continent.

Spatial and Temporal extents

ItemDetail
Spatial resolution (metres)500 m
Spatial coverage (degrees)110.000000 to 155.001329 E, -10.000000 to -45.000512 N
Temporal resolution16 days
Temporal coverage2000-02-18 to near present
Sensor & platformMODIS Terra and Aqua
ItemDetail
Spatial representation typegrid
Spatial reference systemWGS 84

Point of contact

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NameDr Juan Pablo Guerschman
OrganisationCSIRO Land and Water
PositionResearch scientist
EmailJuan.Guerschman@csiro.au
Roleauthor
AddressGPO Box 1666, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Telephone+61 2 6246 5880)
URLhttp://www.csiro.au
ItemDetail
NameMichael J. Hill
OrganisationEarth System Science and Policy, University of North Dakota
Position
Emailhillmj@aero.und.edu
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AddressUnited States of America
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Keywords

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GCMDBIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
CFvegetation_area_fraction
FoREnvironmental Sciences > Ecological Applications = 0501

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Created by Matt Paget on 2012/10/19 11:07

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