Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1101–1116, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1101–1116, 2020

Data description paper 13 May 2020

Data description paper | 13 May 2020

A spatially downscaled sun-induced fluorescence global product for enhanced monitoring of vegetation productivity

Gregory Duveiller et al.

Related authors

Biases in the albedo sensitivity to deforestation in CMIP5 models and their impacts on the associated historical radiative forcing
Quentin Lejeune, Edouard L. Davin, Grégory Duveiller, Bas Crezee, Ronny Meier, Alessandro Cescatti, and Sonia I. Seneviratne
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 1209–1232,,, 2020
Short summary
Clouds damp the radiative impacts of polar sea ice loss
Ramdane Alkama, Patrick C. Taylor, Lorea Garcia-San Martin, Herve Douville, Gregory Duveiller, Giovanni Forzieri, Didier Swingedouw, and Alessandro Cescatti
The Cryosphere, 14, 2673–2686,,, 2020
Short summary
Assessing the dynamics of vegetation productivity in circumpolar regions with different satellite indicators of greenness and photosynthesis
Sophia Walther, Luis Guanter, Birgit Heim, Martin Jung, Gregory Duveiller, Aleksandra Wolanin, and Torsten Sachs
Biogeosciences, 15, 6221–6256,,, 2018
Short summary
Biophysics and vegetation cover change: a process-based evaluation framework for confronting land surface models with satellite observations
Gregory Duveiller, Giovanni Forzieri, Eddy Robertson, Wei Li, Goran Georgievski, Peter Lawrence, Andy Wiltshire, Philippe Ciais, Julia Pongratz, Stephen Sitch, Almut Arneth, and Alessandro Cescatti
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1265–1279,,, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Biosphere – Biogeosciences
Development of the global dataset of Wetland Area and Dynamics for Methane Modeling (WAD2M)
Zhen Zhang, Etienne Fluet-Chouinard, Katherine Jensen, Kyle McDonald, Gustaf Hugelius, Thomas Gumbricht, Mark Carroll, Catherine Prigent, Annett Bartsch, and Benjamin Poulter
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2001–2023,,, 2021
Short summary
MOSEV: a global burn severity database from MODIS (2000–2020)
Esteban Alonso-González and Víctor Fernández-García
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1925–1938,,, 2021
Short summary
SoDaH: the SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0
William R. Wieder, Derek Pierson, Stevan Earl, Kate Lajtha, Sara G. Baer, Ford Ballantyne, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Sharon A. Billings, Laurel M. Brigham, Stephany S. Chacon, Jennifer Fraterrigo, Serita D. Frey, Katerina Georgiou, Marie-Anne de Graaff, A. Stuart Grandy, Melannie D. Hartman, Sarah E. Hobbie, Chris Johnson, Jason Kaye, Emily Kyker-Snowman, Marcy E. Litvak, Michelle C. Mack, Avni Malhotra, Jessica A. M. Moore, Knute Nadelhoffer, Craig Rasmussen, Whendee L. Silver, Benjamin N. Sulman, Xanthe Walker, and Samantha Weintraub
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1843–1854,,, 2021
Short summary
Gap-free global annual soil moisture: 15 km grids for 1991–2018
Mario Guevara, Michela Taufer, and Rodrigo Vargas
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1711–1735,,, 2021
Short summary
Carbon emissions and removals from forests: new estimates, 1990–2020
Francesco N. Tubiello, Giulia Conchedda, Nathan Wanner, Sandro Federici, Simone Rossi, and Giacomo Grassi
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1681–1691,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Badgley, G., Field, C. B., and Berry, J. A.: Canopy near-infrared reflectance and terrestrial photosynthesis, Science Advances, 3, e1602244,, 2017. a, b
Baker, N. R.: Chlorophyll fluorescence: a probe of photosynthesis in vivo., Annu. Rev. Plant Biol., 59, 89–113,, 2008. a
Byrd, R. H., Lu, P., Nocedal, J., and Zhu, C.: A Limited Memory Algorithm for Bound Constrained Optimization, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 16, 1190–1208,, 1995. a
Duveiller, G. and Cescatti, A.: Spatially downscaling sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence leads to an improved temporal correlation with gross primary productivity, Remote Sens. Environ., 182, 72–89,, 2016. a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m
Duveiller, G. and Filipponi, F.: GregDuveiller/sif-downscaling-essd: code associated with the paper Duveiller et al. 2020 ESSD (Version v1.0), Zenodo,, 2020. a
Short summary
Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence is a valuable indicator of vegetation productivity, but our capacity to measure it from space using satellite remote techniques has been hampered by a lack of spatial detail. Based on prior knowledge of how ecosystems should respond to growing conditions in some modelling along with ancillary satellite observations, we provide here a new enhanced dataset with higher spatial resolution that better represents the spatial patterns of vegetation growth over land.