Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 19, 1377–1394, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1377-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 1377–1394, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1377-2022

Research article 07 Mar 2022

Research article | 07 Mar 2022

MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields tree cover needs calibrating in tropical savannas

Rahayu Adzhar et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-460', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rahayu Adzhar, 12 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-460', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Rahayu Adzhar, 12 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2020-460', Anonymous Referee #3, 04 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Rahayu Adzhar, 12 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Jun 2021) by Alexandra Konings
AR by Rahayu Adzhar on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jul 2021) by Alexandra Konings
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jul 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Aug 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Aug 2021) by Alexandra Konings
AR by Rahayu Adzhar on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Nov 2021) by Alexandra Konings
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Dec 2021) by Alexandra Konings
AR by Rahayu Adzhar on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2022) by Alexandra Konings
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Short summary
The MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) product underestimates tree cover compared to field data and could be underestimating tree cover significantly across the tropics. VCF is used to represent land cover or validate model performance in many land surface and global vegetation models and to train finer-scaled Earth observation products. Because underestimation in VCF may render it unsuitable for training data and bias model predictions, it should be calibrated before use in the tropics.
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