PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015

  • Andrew Richardson (Contributor)
  • Koen Hufkens (Contributor)
  • Tom Milliman (Contributor)
  • Steve Frolking (Contributor)
  • Donald M. Aubrecht (Contributor)
  • Min Chen (Contributor)
  • Josh M. Gray (Contributor)
  • Miriam R. Johnston (Contributor)
  • Trevor F. Keenan (Contributor)
  • Stephen T. Klosterman (Contributor)
  • Margaret Kosmala (Contributor)
  • Eli K. Melaas (Contributor)
  • Mark A. Friedl (Contributor)
  • T. Andrew Black (Creator)
  • Peter D. Blanken (Creator)
  • D. BROWNING (Creator)
  • S. BRET-HARTE (Creator)
  • Nathaniel Brunsell (Creator)
  • S.P. BURNS (Creator)
  • Edoardo Cremonese (Creator)
  • Ankur R. Desai (Creator)
  • D.M. EISSENSTAT (Creator)
  • Lawrence B. Flanagan (Creator)
  • J. GALLAGHER (Creator)
  • D. Y. Hollinger (Creator)
  • J.W. JONES (Creator)
  • O. LANGVALL (Creator)
  • J. H. McCaughey (Creator)
  • M. J. Mitchell (Creator)
  • Asko Noormets (Creator)
  • Kim Novick (Creator)
  • Russell L. Scott (Creator)
  • Oliver Sonnentag (Creator)
  • Jonathan E. Thom (Creator)



This data set provides a time series of vegetation phenological observations for 133 sites across diverse ecosystems of North America and Europe from 2000-2015. The phenology data were derived from conventional visible-wavelength automated digital camera imagery collected through the PhenoCam Network at each site. From each acquired image, RGB (red, green, blue) color channel information was extracted and means and other statistics calculated for a region-of-interest (ROI) that delineates an area of specific vegetation type. From the high-frequency (typically, 30 minute) imagery collected over several years, time series characterizing vegetation color, including canopy greenness, plus greenness rising and greenness falling transition dates, were summarized over 1- and 3-day intervals.
Date made available2017
PublisherORNL Distributed Active Archive Center

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