Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m LAI Dataset in Qilian mountain area in 2021 (V1.0)

Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m LAI Dataset in Qilian mountain area in 2021 (V1.0)

Leaf Area Index (LAI) is defined as half of the total Leaf Area within the unit projected surface Area, and is one of the core parameters used to describe vegetation. LAI controls many biological and physical processes of vegetation, such as photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, carbon cycle and precipitation interception, and meanwhile provides quantitative information for the initial energy exchange on the surface of vegetation canopy. LAI is a very important parameter to study the structure and function of vegetation ecosystem. This data set includes the monthly synthesis of 30m LAI products in Qilian mountain area in 2021. Max value composition (MVC) method was used to synthesize monthly LAI products on the surface using the reflectivity data of Landsat 8 and sentinel 2 channels from Red and NIR channels.

File naming and required software

File Naming Convention: LAI_YYYYMM-N.tif (YYYY: year, MM: month, N: division number)
Data Version:V1.0
Projection:+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs
Data Format: GeoTIFF
NDVI Unit:None
Scale Factor:0.001
Valid Range:0 - 10000
Filled Value:0

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Wu, J., Li, Y., Zhong, B. (2022). Landsat-based continuous monthly 30m LAI Dataset in Qilian mountain area in 2021 (V1.0). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Terre.tpdc.272662. CSTR: 18406.11.Terre.tpdc.272662. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhao J., et al. Estimating fractional vegetation cover from leaf area index and clumping index based on the gap probability theory. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 90, 102-112 (2020).( View Details | 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)

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: 18,013 MB
  • Views: 1,110
  • Downloads: 30
  • Access: Requestable
  • Temporal coverage: 2021-01-01 To 2021-12-31
  • Updated time: 2022-06-21
: WU Junjun    LI Yi   ZHONG Bo  

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