Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 881–894, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 881–894, 2019

Data description paper 21 Jun 2019

Data description paper | 21 Jun 2019

A dataset of 30 m annual vegetation phenology indicators (1985–2015) in urban areas of the conterminous United States

Xuecao Li et al.

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We generated a long-term (1985–2015) and medium-resolution (30 m) product of phenology indicators in urban domains in the conterminous US using Landsat satellite observations. The derived phenology indicators agree well with in situ observations and provide more spatial details in complex urban areas compared to the existing coarse resolution phenology products (e.g., MODIS). The published data are of great use for urban phenology studies (e.g., pollen-induced respiratory allergies).