Vegetation Specification

FLDAS Leaf Area Index and Canopy Greenness

The FLDAS uses the same vegetation specifications used in GLDAS, specifically Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Canopy greenness (fg). FLDAS has the capability to use both literature based and satellite-derived products of LAI and fg. Data are based on a monthly 20-year climatology from AVHRR 1982 - 2001. See the GLDAS LAI/Greenness site for more details.