EPS vegetation products released (spring 2018)!

Discover the suite of ten-day vegetation products derived from Metop/AVHRR measurements.

The preoperational LAI, FAPAR and FVC biophysical products are level 3 full globe rectified images in sinusoidal projection, centered at (0ºN, 0ºW) with a resolution of  0.01º×0.01º. The products are available since January 2015 on a 10-day basis. A novel multi-output algorithm is used for the joint retrieval of LAI, FAPAR and FVC, which combines physically-based radiative transfer models with advanced machine learning methods (García-Haro et al. 2018). The products include an uncertainty estimate which is especially useful for data assimilation applications. The quality assessment is performed in agreement with best practices for validations of global satellite products.



García-Haro, F.J., M. Campos-Taberner, J. Muñoz-Marí, V. Laparra, F. Camacho, J. Sanchez-Zapero, G. Camps-Valls, (2018), Derivation of global vegetation biophysical parameters from EUMETSAT Polar System,  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 139: 57-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.03.005


Follow the links to know more about these products:

Leaf Area Index (LAI) (LSA-406)
Fractional Vegetation Cover (FVC) (LSA-403)
Fraction of photosynthetically active radiation absorbed by vegetation (FAPAR) (LSA-409)