• Sunphotometer Ozone

    Sunphotometer measurements capture data on atmospheric particles and properties including ozone. The data are used for atmospheric correction of airborne and satellite imagery.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Sunphotometer, Microtops
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 3.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      1 ha resolution; AusCover field sites
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 day composites; 2011 to ongoing, specific capture dates for each site
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Updated intermittently with new sites or reprocessing
  • Sunphotometer Aerosol Optical Depth

    Sunphotometer measurements capture data on atmospheric particles and properties including aerosols. The data are used for atmospheric correction of airborne and satellite imagery.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Sunphotometer, Microtops
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 3.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      1 ha resolution; AusCover field sites
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 day composites; 2011 to ongoing, specific capture dates for each site
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Updated intermittently with new sites or reprocessing
  • Hyperspectral ground calibration data

    Field spectroradiometer measurements for calibration and validation of at-surface reflectance of airborne hyperspectral image data.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Spectroradiometer, hyperspectral, calibration
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 3.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      10 m resolution; AusCover field sites
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 day composites; 2011 to ongoing, specific capture dates for each site
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Updated intermittently with new sites or reprocessing
  • Australian Gridded Climate Data

    The AGDC is a high-quality set of historical and ongoing real-time climate analyses for Australia. The climate analyses cover the variables of rainfall, temperature (maximum and minimum) as well as vapour pressure at daily and monthly timescales.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Surface meteorology, rainfall, precipitation, temperature, vapour pressure, solar radiation
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      BoM data licence
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      5 km resolution; Australia
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 day and 1 month composites; 1900 to ongoing
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Updated daily
  • Ecosystem Disturbance Index - MODIS

    Identifies the timing, location and magnitude of major ecosystem disturbances such as wildfire, flooding, climate change and human-triggered land use.  The Disturbance Index (DI; Mildrexler et al. 2007) algorithm is based on the consistent radiometric relationship between LST and EVI computed on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

    • KEYWORDS:
      MODIS
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 3.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      500 m resolution; Australia and New Zealand
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      1 year composite; 2003 to 2013
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      One-off, no update planned
  • Dynamic Land Cover Dataset - MODIS

    The Dynamic Land Cover Dataset is the first nationally consistent and thematically comprehensive land cover reference for Australia. It provides a baseline for reporting on change and trends in vegetation cover and extent.

    • KEYWORDS:
      MODIS, land cover
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 4.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      250 m resolution; Australia
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      Single layer derived from data in the period 2000 to 2008
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      Version 2 has been developed and awaiting its release
  • Western NSW Refugia - Collection, JRSRP algorithm

    A collection of spatial layers that can be used to identify potential refugia in the arid and semi-arid region of western NSW including: green accumulation index and green-feature classes, water count and water prevalence classes, woody extent and FPC, and topographic layers.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Landsat, water, cover, JRSRP
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 4.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      30 m resolution; western NSW
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      Single layers derived from data in the period 1988 to 2012
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      One-off, no update planned
  • Water Count and Prevalence - Landsat, JRSRP algorithm, NSW

    Provides an indication of the presence and persistence of water in the landscape.

    • KEYWORDS:
      Landsat, water, JRSRP
    • DATA LICENCE
      & ACCESS RIGHTS:
      CC-BY 4.0
    • SPATIAL COVERAGE
      & RESOLUTION:
      30 m resolution; NSW
    • TEMPORAL COVERAGE & RESOLUTION:
      Single layer derived from data in the period 1988 to 2012
    • PRODUCTION STATUS:
      One-off, no update planned

Download our ‘Good Practice Guidelines’

TERN AusCover supports a nationally consistent approach to the calibration, validation, and delivery of earth observation data products. To ensure that earth observation data is useful to a wide range of users, the collection and delivery of this data needs to be accurate, precise, and use reproducible methods. To support the earth observation community in achieving a high quality and consistent approach nationwide, we’ve developed our ‘Good Practice Guidelines’ that provide advice on calibrating and validating earth observation data.
The Guidelines are provided as a free and accessible tool to anyone working in earth observation. They are also intended to be a dynamic resource that will be updated over time as new knowledge and best-practice processes emerge. Please contact us if you have feedback or questions.
The Guidelines draw upon the knowledge and experience of our national expert network, and also internationally agreed protocols and standards. We are grateful to the external and international reviewers who refined the Guidelines prior to their release.

Download the Guidelines here

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