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STAR - Global Vegetation Health Products :

VHP Validation : META data file


Statisticc information was generated for each VHP product file and saved as META data file in standard XML format. Here is an exmaple META data file:
VHP.G04.C07.NC.P1982001.ND.META.xml

The following inforation was included in META data File:

File Attributes

Name Meaning
PRODUCT_NAME Product name
VERSION Software version
SATELLITE Satellite ID
INSTRUMENT Instrument name
DATE_BEGIN Begin date of data used
DATE_END End date of data used
TIME_BEGIN Begin time of data used
TIME_END End date of data used
ANCILLARY_FILES list of Ancillary files
CITATION_TO_DOCUMENTS Citation to documents
CONTACT Contact
CONFIGURE_FILE_CONTENT Content of configure file
PROJECTION Projection mode
END_LATITUDE_RANGE Minimum latitude of data field
START_LONGITUDE_RANGE Minimum longitude of data field
START_LATITUDE_RANGE Maximum latitude of data field
END_LONGITUDE_RANGE Maximum longitude of data field
YEAR Year
PERIOD_OF_YEAR Period of year
DAYS_PER_PERIOD Number of days per period
IGBP_LANDTYPE_NAMES List of IDBP land Types

statistics information

For Each variable, the following statistics information was produced for Gloabl, each latitude zone and each IGBP land types:

Name Meaning
TOTOAL_PIXEL Total number of pixels
MISSING_PIXELS Number of missing pixels
MISSING_PERCENTAGE Percentage of missing pixels
MEAN mean value of this variable

Additional information

The following parameters were also output to characterize the statistic categories:

statistic categories parameters Meaning
AVERGAE_BY_LATITUDEZONE ZONES
START_LATITUDE
LATITUDE_INTERVAL
number of latitide zones
the start latitude (in degree)
the size of latitude zone (in degree)
when counting for each latitde zones
AVERGAE_BY_REGIONS TOTAL_REGIONS
NAMES
TYPES
MinLongitude
MaxLongitude
MinLatitude
MaxLatitude
the number of regions
names of regions
types of regions
minimum longitude for regions
maximum longitude for regions
minimum latitude for regions
maximum latitude for regions
HISTOGRAM NBINS
MIN
MAX
HISTO
the number of bins for histogram
the minimum data value for histogram
the maximum data value for histogram
the histogram values for each bin