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VIIRS/JPSS1 Leaf Area Index/FPAR 8-Day L4 Global 500m SIN Grid V002

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ( Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR) Version 2 data product (VJ115A2H) provides information about the vegetative canopy layer at 500 meter resolution. The VIIRS sensor is located aboard the NOAA-20 satellite. LAI is an index that quantifies the one-sided leaf area of a canopy, while FPAR is the fraction of incoming solar energy absorbed through photosynthesis at 400 to 700 nanometers. This product is intentionally designed after the Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) LAI/FPAR operational algorithm to promote the continuity of the Earth Observation System (EOS) mission.

The VJ115A2H product includes six Science Data Set Layers for the analysis of key factors in LAI/FPAR measurements. These include the LAI and FPAR measurements, quality detail for LAI/FPAR, extra quality detail for FPAR, and the standard deviation for LAI and FPAR. Two low resolution browse images are also available for each VJ115A2H granule: LAI and FPAR.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date September 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher LP DAAC
Identifier C2545310879-LPCLOUD
Data First Published 2017-07-27
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-07-27
Category JPSS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Ranga Myneni. 2023-08-21. VIIRS/JPSS1 Leaf Area Index/FPAR 8-Day L4 Global 500m SIN Grid V002. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center. This data set was provided by the NASA/NOAA NPP Project. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles. .
Creator Ranga Myneni
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Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z/2023-08-28T00:00:00Z

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