Global Leaf Area Index from Field Measurements, 1932-2000

J.M.O. SCURLOCK, G.P. ASNER & S.T. GOWER
Approximately 1000 published estimates of leaf area index (LAI) from nearly 400 unique field sites, covering the period 1932-2000, have been compiled into a single data set. LAI is a key parameter for global and regional models of biosphere/atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapor, etc. This data set provides a benchmark of typical values and ranges of LAI for a variety of biomes and land cover types, in support of model development and validation...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.