Land Cover Prototype Shrub Height

Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara; Höfler, Angelika

An adequate land surface characterization of permafrost areas is of high demand for local, regional as well as global applications. It needs to be compatible with global maps which are used by the modelling community. In order to meet the requirements of spatial resolution, only Landsat, Sentinel-1/2 type of data can be considered. CLASS1 will consist of two files, one for wetness levels and one for shrubs (resolution 30 m, from Sentinel-1 EW). Wetness levels are only valid outside areas with older shrubs (Widhalm et al. 2016b). An accuracy of 20 cm is foreseen for the shrub height product.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
Publication Date
Version 0.1
Product group Land Cover Prototype LCP
Product Landcover Shrubs
  • Higher Shrubs
Variables [Units]
  • Shrub Height
Region Western Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32642 WGS 84 / UTM zone 42N
Spatial Resolution 20 m
Spatial Coverage
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Resolution
Format Geotiff
end_time 2016-08-12
start_time 2016-08-12
units ["cm"]

Dataset extent

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