The generation and the delivery of long term Climate Data Records describing
the evolution of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) are performed by several
consortia in the Copernicus Climate Change Service.
The consortium C3S_Lot9, led by VITO, is in charge of the
surface albedo, Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation
(FAPAR) and Leaf Area Index (LAI). Its concept consists in: