Productivity of U.S. Rangelands, Annual Data lbs/acre (Image Service)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

Note: To download this raster dataset, go to ArcGIS Open Data Set and click the download button, and under additional resources select any of the download options. Time enabled image service showing estimates of annual production of rangeland vegetation.Production data were generated using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the Thematic Mapper Suite from 1984 to 2019 at 250 m resolution. The NDVI is converted to production estimates using two regression formulas depending on the level of the NDVI; there is one equation for lower values (and thus lower production values) and one for higher values. This raster dataset yields estimates of annual production of rangeland vegetation and should be useful for understanding trends and variability in forage resources. This raw lbs/acre data that the Z-scores were derived from as well as the Z-scores dataset can be downloaded from: information about rangeland productivity and the effects of drought are available in this story map.

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2020-06-15
Data Last Modified 2020-10-02
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 11643f54a27259106f5733d8d7e4d8c5c3b1aada
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -118.771,22.7657,-65.2543,48.2708

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