MODIS/Terra+Aqua Leaf Area Index/FPAR 8-Day L4 Global 1km SIN Grid V005Entry ID: MCD15A25
Abstract: The level-4 MODIS global Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR) product is composited every 8 days at 1-kilometer resolution on a Sinusoidal grid. The MCD15A2 product includes the following Science Data Sets: LAI, FPAR, and a set of quality rating, and standard deviation layers for each variable.
The LAI variable defines the number of equivalent layers of ... leaves relative to a unit of ground area, whereas FPAR measures the proportion of available radiation in the photosynthetically-active wavelengths that are absorbed by green vegetation. Both variables are used as satellite-derived parameters to calculate surface photosynthesis, evapotranspiration, and net primary production, which inputs are used to calculate terrestrial energy, carbon, water-cycle processes, and vegetation biogeochemistry.
Change Points of Interest
Algorithm refinements were targeted to improve quality of LAI/FPAR retrievals, and consistency with field measurements over all biomes, but with major focus on woody vegetation.
Old 6-biome LAI/FPAR map was replaced with a new 8-biome map (broadleaf and needleleaf forest classes were split into deciduous and evergreen subclasses)
LAI/FPAR algorithm LUTs refined for all 8 biomes
Reduced file volume through internal compression
Additional V005 LAI/FPAR changes: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/QA_WWW/forPage/C005_Changes_LAI_FPAR...
V005 Data Set Characteristics:
Temporal Coverage: March 5, 2000 –
Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long
Image Dimensions: 1200 x 1200 rows/columns
Spatial Resolution: 1 km
File Size: 2 MB
Resolution: ~1000 meters
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 6
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Leaf Area Index/FPAR 8-Day L4 Global 1km SIN Grid V005
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V005Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 2002-07-04
Latitude Resolution: 1 kilometer
Longitude Resolution: 1 kilometer
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/getSummary.cgi?esdt=M...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at usgs.gov
LP DAAC User Services U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and ... Space Administration, revised 2004, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 261 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-08