Vegetation optical depth (VOD) dataset in Tibetan Plateau (1993-2012)

Vegetation optical depth (VOD) dataset in Tibetan Plateau (1993-2012)

The data set is based on a series of microwave remote sensing data, including Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observation System (AMSR-E), etc., which can be used as a reference for primary productivity. The data is from Liu et al. (2015), and the specific calculation method is shown in the article. The source data range is global, and Tibetan Plateau region is selected in this data set. This data set is often used to evaluate the temporal and spatial patterns of vegetation greenness and primary productivity, which has practical significance and theoretical value.

File naming and required software

File name: VOD is stored in TIF format and named as "VOD"_ yyyy_ mm.tif ”Where yyyy is the year and MM is the month.
Data reading mode: can be directly opened with ArcGIS, MATLAB, or other software that can read TIF files.

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Cite as:

Liu, Y. (2020). Vegetation optical depth (VOD) dataset in Tibetan Plateau (1993-2012). A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Liu, Y.Y., van Dijk, A. I. J. M., de Jeu, R.A.M., Canadell, J.G., McCabe, M.F., Evans, J.P., & Wang, G. (2015). Recent reversal in loss of global terrestrial biomass. Nature Climate Change, 5(5), 470–474. doi:10.1038/nclimate2581( View Details | Bibtex)

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The second comprehensive scientific investigation of Tibetan Plateau (No:2019QZKK0405)

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Geographic coverage
East: 104.67 West: 73.45
South: 25.99 North: 39.83
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 10km - 100km
  • File size: 9 MB
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  • Downloads: 28
  • Access: Requestable
  • Temporal coverage: 1993-01-01 To 2012-12-31
  • Updated time: 2022-04-15
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