Corrections Implemented for MEaSUREs VCF V1 Data Product

August 07, 2018

The MEaSUREs Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) Yearly Global 0.05 Deg (VCF5KYR) Version 1 data product has been reprocessed to correct for errors that were found after the data were initially released. VCF5KYR provides global fractional vegetation cover (FVC) at yearly intervals from 1982 to 2016. FVC is a primary means for measuring global forest cover change. The VCF5KYR data product contains layers for percent of tree cover, non-tree vegetation, and bare ground at 0.05 degree (5,600 meter) spatial resolution.

A citation containing the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the VCF5KYR dataset is provided below.

Hansen, M., Song, X.P. (2018). Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) Yearly Global 0.05 Deg [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MEaSUREs/VCF/VCF5KYR.001

Users can now access VCF5KYR through the Data Pool, DAAC2Disk, and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

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