The ORNL DAAC recently released a new Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) dataset by Pierrat, Z., et al. (2021):
This dataset includes daily averaged solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) in the red (680-686 nm) and far-red (745-758 nm) wavelength ranges, relative SIF (SIF/Intensity), chlorophyll-carotenoid index (CCI), photochemical reflectance index (PRI), near-infrared vegetation index (NIRv), and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) for both black spruce (Picea mariana) and larch (Larix laricina) targets. The study site (Southern Old Black Spruce, SOBS Fluxnet ID CA-Obs) is located near the southern limit of the boreal forest ecotone in Saskatchewan, Canada. Data were collected for the spring transition in both 2019 and 2020 using PhotoSpec. Species-specific averages were calculated over each 30-minute period, then averaged again to report daily averages of SIF relative and reflectance measurements for both black spruce and larch.
The ABoVE is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign being conducted in Alaska and western Canada, for 8 to 10 years, starting in 2015. Research for ABoVE links field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors, providing a foundation for improving the analysis, and modeling capabilities needed to understand and predict ecosystem responses to, and societal implications of, climate change in the Arctic and Boreal regions.
Additional data from ABoVE and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's ABoVE Project Page.
Citation: Pierrat, Z., and J. Stutz. 2021. Tower-based PhotoSpec Products for the 2019 and 2020 Spring Transition Season, SK, CA. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1887