Principal Investigator: John Townshend, University of Maryland
The Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC) collection is derived from enhanced Landsat Global Land Survey (GLS) datasets and provides global coverage information on surface reflectance, water cover, and forest cover change.
Principal Investigator: Prasad Thenkabail, USGS
The Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD) collection provides information on global croplands, including crop density and crop extent. The monitoring of global croplands is critical for policymaking and provides important baseline data that are used in many agricultural studies pertaining to water sustainability and food security.
Principal Investigator: Simon Hook, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LSTE) collection provides global LSTE coverage for common use in surface energy balance studies, land surface modeling, climate change modeling, and urban heat island studies.
Principal Investigator: Michael Kobrick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is a collaborative effort by NASA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the participation of German and Italian space agencies. This collaboration aims to generate a near-global digital elevation model (DEM) of Earth using radar interferometry. SRTM was the primary (and virtually only) payload on the STS-99 mission of the space shuttle Endeavour, which launched February 11, 2000, and ﬂew for 11 days.
Principal Investigator: Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland
The Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) collection provides global vegetation continuous fields from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) long-term data records version 4 (LTDR v4) from 1982 through 2016. Version 1 of this data product includes a time series of VCF data at 5600 m resolution containing information on percent of tree cover, non-tree vegetation, and bare ground.
Principal Investigator: Kamel Didan, University of Arizona
The Vegetation Index and Phenology (VIP) collection comprises 34 years of a consistent, global record of vegetation indices and landscape phenology. The VIP collections are based on MODIS, AVHRR, and Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT) data inputs.
Principal Investigator: Zhang Hankui, South Dakota State University; David Roy, Michigan State University
The NASA-funded Web-enabled Landsat Data (WELD) project generates composited Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) mosaics of the conterminous United States and Alaska from 2002 to 2012. The WELD products are developed specifically to provide consistent data that can be used to derive land cover, geophysical, and biophysical products for regional assessment of surface dynamics and to study Earth system functioning. Global WELD (GWELD) is an expansion of WELD data products to a global scale and provides monthly and annual data for any terrestrial non-Antarctic location for six 3-year epochs that occur every 5 years from 1985 to 2010. GWELD Version 3.1 data is available, which covers the 2000 and 1990 epochs. Other epochs will be released in the near future.
Principal Investigator: Sean Buckley, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASADEM is a global digital elevation model (DEM) product produced at the full resolution of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), 1 arc-second.