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Global Canopy Conductance (Gc)
This product provides estimates of canopy conductance at a global scale (0.05⁰) based on MODIS reflectance from MCD43C4 product and three vegetation indices (NDVI, EVI and Kc). The data is produced globally at 0.05⁰ and every 8 days. Monthly and anuual climatologies are also available.
Base Period for Climatology: 2001-2011
Extra ... moreinformation about the pixel values:
Multiply by scale factor: 0.001
Fill values: -9999
The full reference for the algorithm is:
Yebra, M., Van Dijk, A., Leuning, R., Huete, A., Guerschman, J.P., 2013. Evaluation of optical remote sensing to estimate actual evapotranspiration and canopy conductance. Remote Sensing of Environment. 129, 250-261 less
Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
01 Jan 2001
31 Dec 2011
Below the calibrated equations to generate the canopy conductance product
To produce this product we make use of MODIs data downloaded from ftp://e4ftl01.cr.usgs.gov/MOTA/ MCD43C4.005/
CSIRO Data Licence
ANU Fenner School (Australia), CSIRO (Australia), University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
Yebra, Marta; van Dijk, Albert; Leuning, Ray; Huete, Alfredo; Guerschman, Juan Pablo (2012): Global Canopy Conductance (Gc). v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights Reserved (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2012.
The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.
1212.0 OCE Post Doc Marta Yebra
Enhanced carbon capture through vegetation growth can affect water resources by increasing vegetation water use. This Postdoctoral research aims to improve our understanding of the tradeoffs between carbon capture and water resource availability using a combination of satellite observations, field measurements, and biophysical modelling. The unders... moretanding will be used to assess where there are opportunities in Australia to capture carbon without threatening water resources and conversely, where management practices designed to safeguard water supplies are likely to have an unwelcome effect on the carbon balance. Can we sequester carbon whilst securing our water supplies? less
The algorithm described in Yebra et al 2012, RSE was applied globally to map canopy conductance, every 8 days as well as derived monthly and annual climatology
Vegetation indices derived from MODIS data (MCD43C4, downloaded from ftp://e4ftl01.cr.usgs.gov/MOTA/ MCD43C4.005/ in February 2012)
Albert van Dijk
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