Dataset for plant production responses to climate across water-limited regions

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset was constructed from readily available open source climate and vegetation data, like Landsat. This dataset represents the vegetation and climate conditions for a large number of points across the major deserts of the SW USA. The dataset was constructed in order to use the climate pivot point approach (Munson et al. 2013) at the landscape level. Originally this dataset was much larger but we were looking to study a pure vegetation signal and therefore developed a detailed masking procedure to remove fire, slope, human, and floodplain effects. The vegetation classification originally came from SW regap, though we have refined / regrouped the data. The vegetation classification for each point is representative of the dominant vegetation in the 30m area, but by no means is it the only vegetation there. In the pivot point methodology we look to understand how the vegetation production in a single year relates to long term mean production, these columns are included in the dataset. Lastly, this time series data was composited to the warm and cold season since the deserts studied had productivity/ climate events at different times of year. The definition of season is; warm season (July – September),and cold season (October – March).

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Metadata Date August 27, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 27, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Bbox East Long -101.654700
Bbox North Lat 41.853930
Bbox South Lat 28.999020
Bbox West Long -120.427800
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence The authors of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1989-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-01-01

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