Landsat Gross Primary Production CONUS

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16-day conus gpp gridmet-derived landsat mod17 nlcd-derived photosynthesis production productivity


The Landsat Gross Primary Production (GPP) CONUS dataset estimates GPP using Landsat Surface Reflectance for CONUS. GPP is the amount of carbon captured by plants in an ecosystem and is an essential component in the calculations of Net Primary Production (NPP). GPP is calculated using the MOD17 algorithm (see MOD17 User Guide) with Landsat Surface Reflectance, gridMET, and the National Land Cover Database.


30 meters


Name Units Min Max Scale Description
GPP kg*C/m^2/16-day 0 65535 0.0001

16-day gross primary production


Indicates the quality of the Landsat NDVI pixel used in the GPP Calculation

QC Class Table

Value Color Description
10 #e6194b Clear not smoothed
11 #3cb44b Clear smoothed
20 #ffe119 Snow or water not smoothed
21 #4363d8 Snow or water smoothed
30 #f58231 Climatology not smoothed
31 #911eb4 Climatology smoothed
40 #46f0f0 Gap filled not smoothed
41 #f032e6 Gap filled smoothed

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This work is in the public domain and is free of known copyright restrictions. Users should properly cite the source used in the creation of any reports and publications resulting from the use of this dataset and note the date when the data was acquired.


  • Robinson, N.P., B.W. Allred, W.K. Smith, M.O. Jones, A. Moreno, T.A. Erickson, D.E. Naugle, and S.W. Running. 2018. Terrestrial primary production for the conterminous United States derived from Landsat 30 m and MODIS 250 m. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.74

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('UMT/NTSG/v2/LANDSAT/GPP')
                  .filter('2017-05-01', '2017-05-31'));
var gpp ='GPP');
var gppVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 1000.0,
  palette: ['bbe029', '0a9501', '074b03'],
Map.setCenter(-98.26, 39.32, 5);
Map.addLayer(gpp, gppVis, 'GPP');
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