Our process is working well and we’re getting the weekly rangeland fuel projections out. The last projection used MOD13Q1 NDVI data through February 18, EDDI data through March 17, and precipitation data through March 21. Our sources for the data have been updated and citations can be found on the RPMS page.
Matt Reeves, the researcher behind the Rangeland Production Monitoring Service (RPMS), just did an interview on The Art of Range, a podcast produced by Washington State University. In this episode, Matt talks about his history and motivations for studying rangelands, and the usefulness and abilities of the Rangeland Production Monitoring Service. Get the episode here.
Also, we updated our RPMS projections using new data. Find the new projections here.
We’re releasing early estimates of rangeland fuel loads for 2019. We streamlined our data pipeline over the winter and will be releasing weekly updates to our estimate using the latest precipitation, EDDI, and NDVI data. We also have a web map interface in the works for online viewing of data, so stay tuned. Talk to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and get the data on the data page.
Peak season has come and gone for rangelands in the US, so we’ve posted an updated production stack link on our data page. We’re going to be working through the winter to enhance our projection software and will be ready to start making new projections next year!
New projections using the latest data are available for download on the Data Warehouse. These projections were made using the most recent remote sensing and drought data. Also included is the prediction interval for peak biomass (in addition to the prediction interval for peak day-of-year). Finally, we truncated the values so the rasters are much smaller (only about 4MB). Get the data here.
Society for Range Management just released the first mention of the Rangeland Productivity Monitoring Service. See the article here. We've been working hard on this tool and will be updating our projections on a biweekly basis. We're really excited to finally put our data out there for you to use!