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Estimation of Global Vegetation Productivity from Global LAnd Surface Satellite Data

by 1,2, 1,2,*, 1,2,*, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2 and 1,2
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State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Jointly Sponsored by Beijing Normal University and Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100875, China
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Beijing Engineering Research Center for Global Land Remote Sensing Products, Institute of Remote Sensing Science and Engineering, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Remote Sens. 2018, 10(2), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10020327
Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 4 February 2018 / Accepted: 18 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018
Accurately estimating vegetation productivity is important in research on terrestrial ecosystems, carbon cycles and climate change. Eight-day gross primary production (GPP) and annual net primary production (NPP) are contained in MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) products (MOD17), which are considered the first operational datasets for monitoring global vegetation productivity. However, the cloud-contaminated MODIS leaf area index (LAI) and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR) retrievals may introduce some considerable errors to MODIS GPP and NPP products. In this paper, global eight-day GPP and eight-day NPP were first estimated based on Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) LAI and FPAR products. Then, GPP and NPP estimates were validated by FLUXNET GPP data and BigFoot NPP data and were compared with MODIS GPP and NPP products. Compared with MODIS GPP, a time series showed that estimated GLASS GPP in our study was more temporally continuous and spatially complete with smoother trajectories. Validated with FLUXNET GPP and BigFoot NPP, we demonstrated that estimated GLASS GPP and NPP achieved higher precision for most vegetation types. View Full-Text
Keywords: GPP; NPP; MODIS; validation GPP; NPP; MODIS; validation
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Yu, T.; Sun, R.; Xiao, Z.; Zhang, Q.; Liu, G.; Cui, T.; Wang, J. Estimation of Global Vegetation Productivity from Global LAnd Surface Satellite Data. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 327.

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