Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) Products

Algorithms, Validation and Analysis

  • Shunlin Liang
  • Xiaotong Zhang
  • Zhiqiang Xiao
  • Jie Cheng
  • Qiang Liu
  • Xiang Zhao

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 1-2
  3. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 3-31
  4. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 33-72
  5. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 73-121
  6. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 123-142
  7. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 143-159
  8. Shunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Zhiqiang Xiao, Jie Cheng, Qiang Liu, Xiang Zhao
    Pages 161-162
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-167

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the algorithms, validation and preliminary analysis of the Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products, a long-term, high-quality dataset that is now freely available worldwide to government organizations and agencies, scientific research institutions, students and members of the general public.

The GLASS products include leaf area index, broadband albedo, broadband emissivity, downward shortwave radiation and photosynthetically active radiation. The first three GLASS products cover 1981 to 2012 with 1km and 5km spatial resolutions and 8-day temporal resolution, and the last two GLASS products span 2008 to 2010 with 3-hour temporal resolution and 5km spatial resolution. These GLASS products are unique. The first three are spatially continuous and cover the longest period of time among all current similar satellite products. The other two products are the highest spatial-resolution global radiation products from satellite observations that are currently available.

These products can be downloaded from Beijing Normal University at  http://glass-product.bnu.edu.cn/ and the University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility at http://www.glcf.umd.edu/

The GLASS products  are the outcome of a key research project entitled “Generation & Applications of Global Products of Essential Land Variables”, supported by funding from the High-Tech Research and Development Program of China and involving dozens of institutions and nearly one hundred scientists and researchers.

Following an introduction, the book contains five chapters corresponding to these five GLASS products: background, algorithm, quality control and validation, preliminary analysis and applications. It discusses the long-term environmental changes detected from the GLASS products and other data sources at both global and local scales and also provides detailed analysis of regional hotspots where environmental changes are mainly associated with climate change, drought, land-atmosphere interactions, and human activities.

 

The book is based primarily on a set of published journal papers about these five GLASS products and includes updated information. Since these products have now begun to be widely used, this book is an essential reference document. It is also a very helpful resource to anyone interested in satellite remote sensing and its applications.      

Keywords

Algorithms and Validation Climate Change Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Environmental Change and Satellites Land Surface Remote Sensing Remote Sensing and GLASS

Authors and affiliations

  • Shunlin Liang
    • 1
  • Xiaotong Zhang
    • 2
  • Zhiqiang Xiao
    • 3
  • Jie Cheng
    • 4
  • Qiang Liu
    • 5
  • Xiang Zhao
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Geographical SciencesUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  3. 3.School of GeographyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  4. 4.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  5. 5.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  6. 6.College of Global Change and Earth System ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02588-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02587-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02588-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5369
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5377
  • About this book