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Fractional Vegetation Cover Dataset within 10 km Buffer Area along Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, Kenya (2017)

TIAN Haifeng1,2NIU Zheng*1,2
1 State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science,Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 College of Resource and Environment,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China


Published:Nov. 2018

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Key Words:

Mombasa-Nairobi Railway,Kenya,FVC,NDVI,Landsat-8


Vegetation coverage is one of the important ecological indicators in the field of remote sensing science and has a significant correlation with vegetation growth and biodiversity. The region of fractional vegetation cover dataset within 10 km buffer area along Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, Kenya (2017) is located in 1°16′31″S ~ 4°5′46″S, 36°48′35″E ~ 39°41′41″E. First of all, in the study area, the Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) was acquired based on the Google Earth Engine and Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) optical images. Then, the annual maximum NDVI was composited in 2017 and utilized to compute Fraction of Vegetation Coverage (FVC) using a method of dimidiate pixel model. The data value ranges between 0 and 1, in which, 0 means no vegetation coverage and 1 means full of vegetation. The dataset shows that FVC is mainly in the range of 0.4~0.6, accounting for 42.55% of the total area within the study area; the FVC ranging of 0.6~0.8 accounts for 37.06% of the total area; the FVC more than 0.8 and less than 0.4 accounts for 9.48%, and 10.91% of the total area, respectively. The data is consisted of three files with data size of 439 MB, archived in .tif data format at 30 m resolution (Compressed to one single file with data size of 44.1 MB). The report based on the dataset was Global ecosystems and environment observation analysis research cooperation: regional ecosystem trends along the Belt and Road.

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19030304); National Natural Science Foundation of China (41730107)

Data Citation:

TIAN Haifeng, NIU Zheng*. Fractional Vegetation Cover Dataset within 10 km Buffer Area along Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, Kenya (2017)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2018.

Tian, H. F., Niu, Z., Liu, Q. H., et al. The vegetation coverage datasets covering ten interconnection projects of the Belt and Road Initiative (2017) [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(1): 27–33. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.01.04.

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