Remote sensing of land surface phenology

Fact Sheet 2014-3052
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Abstract

Remote sensing of land-surface phenology is an important method for studying the patterns of plant and animal growth cycles. Phenological events are sensitive to climate variation; therefore phenology data provide important baseline information documenting trends in ecology and detecting the impacts of climate change on multiple scales. The USGS Remote sensing of land surface phenology program produces annually, nine phenology indicator variables at 250 m and 1,000 m resolution for the contiguous U.S. The 12 year archive is available at http://phenology.cr.usgs.gov/index.php.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Remote sensing of land surface phenology
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2014-3052
DOI 10.3133/fs20143052
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y