Rangeland Productivity Monitoring Service (Past/Present)

This dataset represents annual production (or end of season biomass where significant shrubs are present) for US rangelands from 1984 to 2018. These data were generated from the Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor suite originally offered at 30 m spatial resolution. These data have been resampled to 250 m to make download and processing much faster. The units are pounds per acre.  
The first file in the stack (band 1) is the annual production (or in some cases end of year biomass) for 1984. Band 2 is 1985 etc…

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Rangeland Productivity Monitoring Service (CURRENT/Future)

Using current climate, drought monitor, and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data we are making in-season projections of annual production for northern rangelands. This includes a target production value (annual production in pounds per acre), projected peak of season, and a 95% prediction interval for these projections.

Our two main products are the projected annual production in pounds per acre and the estimated date range of the peak of the growing season. The projected day of year (and corresponding lower and upper estimates) represents the ordinal day of the year, where January 1st = 1, February 1st = 32, etc.

For questions please email Matt Reeves at:

Updated April 22, 2019