Dataset Overview

Yearly mean, standard deviation of the yearly mean, and long-term mean (2003-present) for MODIS DUR (duration of the growing season). This dataset includes growing season estimates for New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

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The length of the growing season varies from year to year based on spring and fall temperatures. Increases in the length of growing season can benefit some species by providing extra time for growth and reproduction, but can cause harm to others by increasing heat, water, and metabolic stress1. Ideally, a healthy forest would have a growing season that remains relatively consistent.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date



48 records with 6 fields

Data Availability

This dataset is downloadable from the FEMC, and available to download from another site.

Data License

Linked - Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Not provided

Update Frequency


Maintenance Plan

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