Leaf Area Index (LAI) is the ratio of total upper leaf surface of vegetation divided by the surface area of the land on which the vegetation grows. LAI is a dimensionless value, typically ranging from 0 for bare ground to 6 for a dense forest.
Also see: http://ldas.gsfc.nasa.gov/nldas/NLDASgreen.php
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|Begin Date ||End Date ||Access ||Doc |
| Leaf area index ||unitless ||NLDAS Model ||1979 ||present || ftp ||Y |
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