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Vegetation Phenology in Finland

Dataset Creator: Kristin Böttcher
Publication Year: 2020

These datasets presents the yearly maps and averages of the start of vegetation active period in both coniferous forests and deciduous vegetation during 2001-2019 in Finland. The start of the vegetation active period is defined as the day when coniferous trees start to photosynthesize and for deciduous vegetation as the day when trees unfold new l ...

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Title:

Vegetation Phenology in Finland

Publication Year:

2020

Description:
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License:

CC BY 4.0

Creator

Name:

Kristin Böttcher

E-mail: Kristin.Bottcher@ymparisto.fi
Organisation:

Finnish Environment Institute

Contact

Name:

Kristin Böttcher

E-mail: Kristin.Bottcher@ymparisto.fi
Organisation:

Finnish Environment Institute

Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)

EBV class

Ecosystem function

EBV name

Ecosystem phenology

Spatial domain

Spatial extent:

National

Spatial description:

Finland

Spatial resolution:

0.066428 degree

Temporal domain

Temporal resolution:

Yearly

Temporal extent:

From 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31

Biological entity

Entity type:

Vegetation

Environmental domain

Realm:

Terrestrial

Metric

Name:

Phenology Coniferus

Description:

The data set consists of yearly maps of the start of the vegetation active period (VAP) in coniferous forest (Day of Year), which is defined as the day when coniferous trees start to photosynthesize in spring. The data set was derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spetroradiometer (MODIS) satellite observation of Fractional Snow Cover. The day when snow cover decreases during spring melt was used as a proxy indicator for the beginning of the start of the vegetation active period.

Unit:

Day of year


Name:

Phenology Deciduous

Description:

The data set consists of yearly maps of the start of the vegetation active period (VAP) in deciduous vegetation (Day of Year), which is defined as the day when deciduous trees unfold new leaves in spring. It is also often referred to as the green-up or greening day. The data set was derived from time series of the Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) calculated from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spetroradiometer (MODIS) satellite observation.

Unit:

Day of year


Scenario

No scenario provided

Description of resources:

The data set was derived from time series of the Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) calculated from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spetroradiometer (MODIS) satellite observation.

Resources used to generate the data

Resource 1
Name and version:

MODIS time-series-derived indicators for the beginning of the growing season in boreal coniferous forest — A comparison with CO2 flux measurements and phenological observations in Finland

Type:

Description of protocol


Access:

Restricted


Link:

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.022


Reference:


Resource 2
Name and version:

Evaluating biosphere model estimates of the start of the vegetation active season in boreal forests by satellite observations

Type:

Dataset


Access:

Open


Link:

https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8070580


Reference:


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