Fact Sheet 2014–3052
Remote sensing of land-surface phenology is an important method for studying the patterns of plant and animal growth cycles. Phenological events are sensitive to climate variation; therefore phenology data provide important baseline information documenting trends in ecology and detecting the impacts of climate change on multiple scales. The USGS Remote sensing of land surface phenology program produces annually, nine phenology indicator variables at 250 m and 1,000 m resolution for the contiguous U.S. The 12 year archive is available at http://phenology.cr.usgs.gov/index.php.
First posted June 2, 2014
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Meier, G.A., and Brown, J.F., 2014, Remote sensing of land surface phenology: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3052, 2p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143052.
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