National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Published in the JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 111, D13110, doi:10.1029/2005JD006511, 2006.


This paper discusses the quality and the accuracy of the Joint Research Center (JRC) fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FAPAR) products generated from an analysis of Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) data. The FAPAR value acts as an indicator of the presence and state of the vegetation and it can be estimated from remote sensing measurements using a physically based approach.