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Linear seasonal persistent green trend - Landsat, QLD DES algorithm, QLD Coverage


The linear seasonal persistent green trend is derived from analysis of the seasonal persistent green product over time. The current version is based on the 1987-2014 period.
Seasonal persistent green cover is derived from seasonal fractional cover using a weighted smooth spline fitting routine. This weights a smooth line to the minimum values of the seasonal green cover. This smooth minimum is designed to represent the slower changing green component, ideally consisting of perennial vegetation including over-storey, mid-storey and persistent ground cover. The seasonal persistent green is then summarized using simple linear regression, and the slope of the fitted line is captured in this product. The original units are percentage points per year. Values are later truncated and scaled.

This dataset was produced in partnership with the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program using Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI satellite data sourced from the US Geological Survey.

The trends in persistent green are considered to be indicators of change in woody vegetation cover. This linear seasonal persistent green trend product largely shows the effect of climate and rainfall on woody vegetation. To examine trends adjusted for rainfall, use the climate adjusted linear seasonal persistent green trend product.


Landsat surface reflectance data > multiple single-date fractional cover datasets > seasonal composite of fractional cover > seasonal persistent green product > linear seasonal persistent green trend

Temporal coverage

From 1989-12-01 To 2014-12-31


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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government (2021): Linear seasonal persistent green trend - Landsat, QLD DES algorithm, QLD Coverage. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). (Dataset).

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