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SPRUCE Vegetation Phenology in Experimental Plots from Phenocam Imagery, 2015-2019


This dataset consists of PhenoCam data from the SPRUCE experiment from the beginning of whole ecosystem warming (Hanson et al. 2017) in August 2015 through March-31 of 2020, with start- and end-of-season phenological transition dates derived through the end of autumn 2019. Digital cameras, or phenocams, installed in each SPRUCE enclosure track seasonal variation in vegetation “greenness”, a proxy for vegetation phenology and associated physiological activity. Three separate regions of interest (ROIs) were defined for each camera field of view, corresponding to different vegetation types and demarcating: Picea trees (vegetation type EN, for evergreen needleleaf); Larix trees (vegetation type DN, for deciduous needleleaf); and the mixed shrub layer (vegetation type SH).


Schädel, C., A.D. Richardson, K. Hufkens, T. Milliman, B. Seyednasrollah, W.R. Nettles, M.B. Krassovski, and P.J. Hanson. 2020. SPRUCE Vegetation Phenology in Experimental Plots from Phenocam Imagery, 2015-2019. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Data and documentation


Friday, October 30, 2020

SPRUCE ID: spruce.086


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

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