Landsat Gross Primary Production CONUS

Dataset Availability
1986-01-01T00:00:00 - 2020-08-12T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
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productivity production photosynthesis gpp gridmet-derived nlcd-derived mod17 conus landsat 16-day


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 Clear not smoothed
11 Clear smoothed
20 Snow or water not smoothed
21 Snow or water smoothed
30 Climatology not smoothed
31 Climatology smoothed
40 Gap filled not smoothed
41 Gap filled smoothed

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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:

Explore in Earth Engine

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');