Data sources

Trends.Earth draws on a number of data sources. The data sets listed below are owned/made available by the following organizations and individuals under separate terms as indicated in their respective metadata.

NDVI

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
AVHRR/GIMMS 1982-2015 8 km Global Public Domain
MOD13Q1-coll6 2001-2016 250 m Global Public Domain

Soil moisture

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
MERRA 2 1980-2016 0.5° x 0.625° Global Public Domain
ERA I 1979-2016 0.75° x 0.75° Global Public Domain

Precipitation

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
GPCP v2.3 1 month 1979-2016 2.5° x 2.5° Global Public Domain
GPCC V7 1901-2016 1° x 1° Global Public Domain
CHIRPS 1981-2016 5 km 50N-50S Public Domain
PERSIANN-CDR 1983-2015 25 km 60N-60S Public Domain

Evapotranspiration

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
MOD16A2 2000-2014 1 km Global Public Domain

Land cover

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
ESA CCI Land Cover 1992-2015 300 m Global CC by-SA 3.0

Soil carbon

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
Soil Grids (ISRIC) Present 250 m Global CC by-SA 4.0

Agroecological Zones

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
FAO - IIASA Global Agroecological Zones (GAEZ) 2000 8 km Global Public Domain

Administrative Boundaries

Sensor/Dataset Temporal Spatial Extent License
Natural Earth Administrative Boundaries Present 10/50m Global Public Domain

Note

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