Vegetation Continuous Fields

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Proportional estimates of cover are developed from global training data derived using high-resolution imagery. The training data and phenological metrics are used with a regression tree to derive percent cover globally. The model is then used to estimate areal proportions of life form, leaf type, and leaf longevity.

MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields (MOD44B) provides global sub-pixel estimates of three land cover components (percent tree cover; percent non-tree vegetation; and percent non-vegetated) at 250 m spatial resolution. A global water mask (MOD44W) is also included as an embedded ancillary layer.

Product PI: Dongdong Wang
User Guide C6.1


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Vegetation Continuous Fields Yearly L3 Global 250m

Land Water Mask Derived from MODIS and SRTM L3 Yearly Global 250 m SIN Grid

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