Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 13, 625–639, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-625-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 625–639, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-625-2016

Research article 03 Feb 2016

Research article | 03 Feb 2016

Global assessment of Vegetation Index and Phenology Lab (VIP) and Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) version 3 products

M. Marshall et al.

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We compared two new Earth observation based long-term global vegetation index products used in global change research (Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies and Vegetation Index and Phenology Lab- VIP version 3). The two products showed a high level of consistency throughout the primary growing season and were less consistent during green-up and brown-down that impacted trends in phenology. VIP was generally higher and more variable leading to poorer correlations with in situ data
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