Vegetation height derived from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite data (2015-2018) for tundra regions


Vegetation height has been derived from Sentinel-1 satellite data acquired in VV mode. Masking based on Sentinel-2 has been applied.Areas with NDVI < 0.4 are excluded for vegetation height retrieval in order to account for effects related to C-band scattering from rough and bare surfaces. Areas with VV 0.4) are flagged as well as indicator for anomalous high values in vegetation related indices with at the same time low vegetation height. The remaining land area is assigned vegetation heights up to 160 cm. All heights > 160 cm are excluded and labelled as a separate class.Covered areas are: Yamal peninsula (Russia), Usa Basin (Russia), Lena Delta (Russia), Kytalyk (Russia), Mackenzie Delta (Canada), Umiuaq (Canada), Barrow (Alaska), Teshekpuk (Alaska), Toolik (Alaska) and Seward peninsula (Alaska).For more Information see the product documentation.

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Creator Bartsch, Annett ORCID logo; Widhalm, Barbara; Pointner, Georg ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Wien
Publication Year 2019
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 773421 NUNATARYUK, Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast, science for socioeconomic adaptation
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 80 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-76.000W, 56.300S, 60.411E, 73.704N); Alaska, USA; Canada; Siberia, Russia