Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
17 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2019

A new dense 18-year time series of surface water fraction estimates from MODIS for the Mediterranean region

Linlin Li, Andrew Skidmore, Anton Vrieling, and Tiejun Wang

Data sets

Development and Validation of a Dense 18-Year Time Series of Surface Water Fraction Estimates from MODIS for the Mediterranean Region L. Li

Short summary
We derived an 8 d, 500 m resolution surface water fraction product over the Mediterranean region for 2000–2017 based on MODIS data. This dataset complements existing surface water/wetland datasets by adding more temporal detail. It allows for the seasonal, inter-annual, and long-term dynamics of the surface water extent to be monitored, inclusive of small-sized and highly dynamic water bodies; it can also contribute to biodiversity and climate change assessment.