Phenological classification of the United States: A geographic framework for extending multi-sensor time-series data

Yingxin Gu, Jesslyn F. Brown, Tomoaki Miura, Willem J.D. van Leeuwen, Bradley C. Reed

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Abstract

This study introduces a new geographic framework, phenological classification, for the conterminous United States based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) time-series data and a digital elevation model. The resulting pheno-class map is comprised of 40 pheno-classes, each having unique phenological and topographic characteristics. Cross-comparison of the pheno-classes with the 2001 National Land Cover Database indicates that the new map contains additional phenological and climate information. The pheno-class framework may be a suitable basis for the development of an Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)-MODIS NDVI translation algorithm and for various biogeographic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-544
Number of pages19
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Geographic framework
  • MODIS NDVI
  • Pheno-class
  • Phenological classification
  • Phenology
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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