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Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian State of the Environment Committee, Authors
(2011 Australian State of the Environment Committee), 2011

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Fractional cover data derived from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

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Time series data on fractional cover derived from MODIS data from the beginning of 2000 to the most recently acquired image (May 2011). The images are derived from remotely sensed data, showing proportion of bare soil, photosynthetically active vegetation and non-photosynthetically active vegetation.