DATASET

GDO Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) (MODIS) (version 1.3.1)

Collection: DROUGHT : Drought Observatories datasets 

Description

The FAPAR indicator used in the Copernicus Global Drought Observatory (GDO) is the satellite-measured biophysical variable Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR, sometimes written as fAPAR or FPAR), composited for 10-day intervals, from its long-term mean values. FAPAR is one of the 50 so-called “Essential Climate Variables” (ECVs) that have been defined by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) as being both feasible for global climate observation, and important to support the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (Bojinski et al., 2014). FAPAR values and their anomalies have been shown to be good indicators for detecting and assessing drought impacts on plant canopies, such as agricultural crops and natural vegetation (Gobron et al., 2005), and thus provide information that is potentially useful for water and agricultural management purposes. Data considered for the GDO FAPAR indicator are based on MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor. The resolution of input data is 500 m, while the resolution of data made available for download in GDO is 0.083 decimal degrees (1/12 decimal degree).

Contact

Email
alfred.de-jager (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • EDO European and Global Drought Observatories

How to cite

European and Global Drought Observatories, EDO (2021): GDO Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) (MODIS) (version 1.3.1). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/611bb2ff-760b-44a4-804e-8b32257c3de6

Keywords

CEMS Global Drought Observatory (GDO) MODIS Vegetation Copernicus European Drought Observatory (EDO)

Data access

Data Download Service (GeoTIFF)
URL 
Data Download Service URL
URL 
Data Download Service (NetCDF)
URL 
FAPAR Anomaly Factsheet
Download 

Publications

Publication
Global Products of vegetation leaf area and fraction absorbed PAR from year one of MODIS data.
Myneni, R.B., S. Hoffman, Y. Knyazikhin, J. L. Privette, J. Glassy, Y. Tian, Y. Wang, X. Song, Y. Zhang, G.R. Smith, A. Lotsch, M. Friedl, J.T. Morisette, P. Votava, R.R. Nemani, and S.W. Running. 2002. Global Products of vegetation leaf area and fraction absorbed PAR from year one of MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 214 –231.

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-180 90,180 90,180 -90,-180 -90,-180 90))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2001-01-01 N/A

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-30
Modified date
2021-08-26
Issued date
2021-04-30
Landing page
https://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/gdo/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
three times a month
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/611bb2ff-760b-44a4-804e-8b32257c3de6
Popularity