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

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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.

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