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  • The Fourier-Adjusted, Sensor and Solar zenith angle corrected, Interpolated, Reconstructed (FASIR) adjusted Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) dataset was detected with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on-board the MetOp satellites. Derived biophysical parameter fields were generated to provide a 17-year satellite record of monthly changes in the photosynthetic activity of terrestrial vegetation. The FASIR NDVI data set was produced and provided by Dr. Sietse Los from the Department of Geography, University of Wales at Swansea. The production of the dataset and its associated biophysical parameters was funded by NASA's Land Surface Hydrology program and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) as a core component of the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Initiative II Data Collection. AVHRR FASIR data is restricted to academic research use only.

  • The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) is a follow on project from The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). ISLSCP II had the lead role in addressing land-atmosphere interactions - process modelling, data retrieval algorithms, field experiment design and execution, and the development of global data sets. The ISLSCP II dataset contains comprehensive data over the 10 year period from 1986 to 1995, from the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). This dataset contains: *Albedo *Ecosystem roots *Historic crop land and land cover *Potential vegetation *Continuous vegetation The data are mapped to consistent grids (0.5 x 0.5 degrees for topography, 1 x 1 degrees for meteorological parameters). Some data have a grid size of 0.25 x 0.25 degrees. The temporal resolution for most data sets is monthly (however a few are at finer resolution - 3 hourly). This dataset is public.

  • This dataset contains netcdf files produced from the output of UK Met Office Unified Model atmosphere-only simulations over West Africa for current vegetation and 1950s vegetation scenarios. The region covered is 20W to 20E, 0N-25N and simulations were run for 5 days from 1st June 2014 conditions using boundary conditions and sea surface temperature from ERA-Interim reanalysis. The files contain ensemble means (from 10 member ensembles) and the results of a paired Student's T-Test between the two scenarios. There are also files for specific longitude bands and some averaged over 16W-16E, 4N-15N for all land, deforested land and unchanged land. The data is mostly hourly and allows analysis of the impact of recent deforestation in this region. The simulations were run by Julia Crook (University of Leeds) on the ARCHER supercomputer. This data was collected as part of the NERC project 'Vegetation Effects on Rainfall in West Africa (VERA)'.

  • We present here the land cover classification across West Antarctica and the McMurdo Dry Valley produced from Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) images of six proglacial regions of Antarctica at 30 m resolution, with an overall accuracy of 77.0 % for proglacial land classes. We conducted this classification using an unsupervised K-means clustering approach, which circumvented the need for training data and was highly effective at picking up key land classes, such as vegetation, water, and different sedimentary surfaces. This work is supported by the Leeds-York-Hull Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Panorama under grant NE/S007458/1. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic project VAN 1/2022 and the Czech Antarctic Foundation funded fieldwork that contributed to part of this work.