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Remote sensing of land surface phenology

June 2, 2014

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

Publication Year 2014
Title Remote sensing of land surface phenology
DOI 10.3133/fs20143052
Authors G.A. Meier, Jesslyn F. Brown
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2014-3052
Index ID fs20143052
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center