Characteristics of seasonal vegetation cover in the conterminous USA

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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Abstract

A data set of the fractional green vegetation cover (FGREEN) for the Conterminous USA was evaluated for regional and seasonal variation. The value of FGREEN was derived monthly for the three most dominant land cover classes per 20 km by 20 km grid cell within the study area. At this grid cell resolution (comprised of 400 1-km pixels), 97 percent of the grid cells included three or fewer land cover classes. FGREEN was found to vary regionally due to local land cover and climate variations. FGREEN was found significantly different between one or more of the land cover classes, for one or more months, in 58 percent of the grid cells included in the study. Monthly FGREEN values for the land cover classes vary sufficiently between the land cover classes to warrant monthly FGREEN data for each of the one to three most dominant land cover classes per grid cell.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Characteristics of seasonal vegetation cover in the conterminous USA
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.14358/PERS.71.8.959
Volume 71
Issue 8
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 8 p.
First page 959
Last page 966
Country United States
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N