Short Name:
DSCOVR_EPIC_L2_VESDR

VESDR

The Vegetation Earth System Data Record (VESDR) provides Leaf Area Index (LAI) and diurnal courses of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Sunlit Leaf Area Index (SLAI), Fraction of incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation (400-700 nm) absorbed by the vegetation (FPAR) and Directional Area Scattering Function (DASF). The parameters at 10 km sinusoidal grid and 65 to 110 minute temporal frequency are generated from the upstream DSCOVR EPIC L2 MAIAC (version 01) surface reflectance product. We also provide two ancillary science data products. They are 10 km Land Cover Type and Distribution of Land Cover Types within 10 km pixel. These products were derived from 500m MODIS land cover type 3 product (MCDLCHKM), which was generated from 2008, 2009 and 2010 land cover products (MCD12Q1, v051). The products are available from the NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center.

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