Dataset Overview

Yearly mean, standard deviation of yearly mean, and long-term mean (2003-present) of MODIS TIN (peak canopy density). This data covers canopy density for New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

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Purpose

Canopy density or ‘greenness’ is estimated using data collected by the MODIS1 satellite mission, and represents the thickness of the forest foliage. MODIS captures bimonthly imagery of Vermont’s forests which are then aggregated across the full growing season. Canopy reflectance at different wavelengths is used to calculate a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), which is an assessment of overall greenness of the forest canopy.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

2003-01-01

Contents

48 records with 6 fields

Data Availability

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

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Not provided

Update Frequency

Annually

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

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