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SPRUCE Vegetation Phenology in Experimental Plots from Phenocam Imagery, 2015-2017


This data set consists of PhenoCam data from the SPRUCE experiment from the beginning of whole ecosystem warming in August 2015 through the end of 2017. Digital cameras, or phenocams, installed in each SPRUCE enclosure track seasonal variation in vegetation “greenness”, a proxy for vegetation phenology and associated physiological activity. Regions of interest (ROIs) were defined for vegetation types (1) Picea trees (EN, evergreen needleleaf); (2) Larix trees (DN, deciduous needleleaf); and (3) the mixed shrub layer (SH, shrubs). Users please note that this dataset has been superseded by a later version. See Schädel et al., 2019.


Richardson, A.D., K. Hufkens, T. Milliman, D.M. Aubrecht, M.E. Furze, B. Seyednasrollah, M.B. Krassovski, and P.J. Hanson. 2018. SPRUCE Vegetation Phenology in Experimental Plots from Phenocam Imagery, 2015-2017. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Data and documentation


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SPRUCE ID: spruce.045


Phenocam image with ROIs for Picea, Larix, and Shrub vegetation types depicted.

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