Landsat Net Primary Production CONUS (UMT/NTSG/v2/LANDSAT/NPP)

Version 0.2.0

The Landsat Net Primary Production (NPP) CONUS dataset estimates NPP using
Landsat Surface Reflectance for CONUS. NPP is the amount of
carbon captured by plants in an ecosystem, after accounting for losses due to
respiration. NPP is calculated using the MOD17 algorithm (see MOD17 User
) with
Landsat Surface Reflectance, gridMET, and the National Land Cover Database.

NameDescriptionGee UnitGee Scale
annualNPPAnnual net primary productionkg*C/m^20.0001
QCPercentage of gap-filled Landsat 16-day composites. Gaps are caused by missing data, high cloud contamination, and/or erroneous pixels. A value of 255 indicates incomplete data due to failure of the gap-filling method. %


University of Montana Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG) (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords conus, gridmet_derived, landsat, mod17, nlcd_derived, npp, photosynthesis, production, productivity, yearly
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 12/31/1985, 4:00:00 PM - now
Citation Robinson, N.P., B.W. Allred, W.K. Smith, M.O. Jones, A. Moreno, T.A. Erickson, D.E. Naugle, and S.W. Running. 2018. Terrestrial primary production for the conterminous United States derived from Landsat 30 m and MODIS 250 m. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi: [](
Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Platform Landsat 5
Instrument ETM
Cadence year