Abstract: Leaf area index, LAI, is a critical variable to study the structure and function of the vegetation ecosystem. However, there is no standard high-resolution LAI product worldwide. Taking advantage of the high spatial and temporal resolution of Gaofen1, MuSyQ GF-series leaf area index product of 16 m/10 days resolution across China from 2018 to 2020 (version 01) was generated using the three-dimensional radiative transfer model. This product can provide reliable data for the analysis of vegetation change, the application of agriculture and forestry, and ecological environment monitoring in China.
Keywords: Leaf area index (LAI) product; high resolution; China region; Gaofen-1