Spatio-temporal change data of Fraction Vegetation Coverage in Central Asia (2010, 2015, 2020)

This dataset includes Fraction Vegetation Coverage (FVC) data for five countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) during 2010, 2015 and 2020. The data is calculated from the MODIS-NDVI data set (product number MOD13A2.006) based on the empirical relationship between FVC in arid areas and NDVI. The product has a time resolution of 1 year and a spatial resolution of 1 km. The algorithm selects the best available pixel value based on low cloud, low detection angle and highest NDVI value from all the observation data of the year, and performs conversion.

File naming and required software

FVC data is stored in GeoTIFF format, named "centralAsia_FVC_yyyy.tif", where yyyy represents the year. Each tif file contains single-band raster data, representing the largest FVC data of the year.
GeoTIFF files can be read and opened with ArcGIS software and GDAL.

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Xu, X., Tan, M. (2021). Spatio-temporal change data of Fraction Vegetation Coverage in Central Asia (2010, 2015, 2020). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Support Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 78.00 West: 46.00
South: 36.00 North: 56.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 100m - 1km
  • File size: 54 MB
  • Views: 1,095
  • Downloads: 53
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2010-01-01 To 2020-12-31
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
: XU Xiaofan   TAN Minghong  

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