Specification

Biomass Proxy

Description

The VanderSat Biomass Proxy is a fusion of microwave and optical satellite imagery, using the advantages of each to accurately estimate relative above-ground crop biomass regardless of cloud cover and at a high spatial resolution (10 m x 10 m). It integrates microwaves from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 satellites and optical images from its Sentinel-2 satellites. VanderSat then fuses the output from these combined data sources in an algorithm designed to provide a reliable measurement of crop biomass over agricultural areas under all circumstances. This is a relative measure of biomass, so each pixel value has a value of 0 (low biomass) to 1 (high biomass). The product can be provided daily and near real time.

Volumetric_Soil_Moisture L band

Key Specification

Name

Biomass Proxy

API name

BIOMASS-PROXY_V1.0_10

Abbreviation

BIOMASS-PROXY_V1.0_10

Versions

Version 1.0: Langano

Unit

[-]

Pixel size

10x10m / 0.000089831117499 degree

Temporal resolution

Daily

Coverage

Global

Data availability

Jan 2020 - present (with optional history to 2017)

Satellites used

Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2

Available to user

Every day at 6:00 AM local time

File format

GeoTIFF, NetCDF (images), CSV (time series)

Data delivery

VanderSat API, VanderSat Viewer

Image properties

GeoTIFF properties:

Parameter

Value

Data type

uint16

Compression

LZW

Scale

0.001

Offset

0

Band 1

Biomass Proxy

Band 2

Quality layer temporal

Band 3

Quality layer spatial

NoData

65535

NetCDF properties:

Parameter

Value

Data type

uint16

Compression

Zip 6

Scale

0.001

Offset

0

Band 1

Biomass Proxy

Band 2

Quality layer temporal

Band 3

Quality layer spatial

NoData

65535

Terms of use

Data is property of VanderSat B.V and may only be used for the purpose specified in the service/data contract.

  • Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2015-2021

Version history

  • Version 1.0 Langano