Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m×30m land surface FVC dataset in Qilian mountain area (2019)

Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m×30m land surface FVC dataset in Qilian mountain area (2019)

This data set includes a monthly composite of 30 m × 30 m surface vegetation coverage products in the Qilian Mountain Area in 2019. In this paper, the maximum value composition (MVC) method is used, and the reflectance data of Landsat 8 and sentinel 2 red and near infrared channels are used to synthesize the monthly NDVI products on the earth's surface, and then FVC is calculated. The data is monthly synthesized by Google Earth engine cloud platform, and the index is calculated by the model. The missing pixels are interpolated with good quality, which can be used in environmental change monitoring and other fields.

File naming and required software

File naming convention: FVC_ Yyyymm-n.tif (yyyy: year, mm: month, N: Tile Number)
Data version No.: v1.0
Projection + proj = longlat + datum = WGS84 + no_ defs
Data format: GeoTIFF
Unit: None
Scale factor: 0.001
Valid value range: 0 - 1000
Fill value: 0

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Wu, J., Zhong, B., Wu, J. (2020). Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m×30m land surface FVC dataset in Qilian mountain area (2019). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.270703. CSTR: 18406.11.Ecolo.tpdc.270703. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Cihlar, J., Manak, D., & D'Iorio, M. (1994). Evaluation of Compositing Algorithms for AVHRR Data over Land. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 32(2), 427-437.( View Details | Bibtex)

2. Huete, A., Didan, K., Miura, T., Rodriguez, E.P., Gao, X., &Ferreira, L.G. (2002). Overview of The Radiometric and Biophysical Performance of The MODIS Vegetation Indices. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83(1-2), 195–213.( View Details | Bibtex)

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

the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No:XDA20100101) [XDA20100101]

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Geographic coverage
East: 107.00 West: 89.00
South: 34.00 North: 45.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 23,550 MB
  • Views: 1,879
  • Downloads: 66
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2019-01-08 To 2020-01-07
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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