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Monitoring vegetation greenness with satellite data

Author(s):

Robert E. Burgan
Roberta A. Hartford

Year:

1993

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-297. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 13 p.

Description

Vegetation greenness can be monitored at 1-km resolution for the conterminous United States through data obtained from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer on the NOAA-11 weather satellites. The data are used to calculate biweekly composites of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. The resulting composite images are updated weekly and made available to land managers who then calculate and display two measures of percentage vegetation greenness. The images provide a useful method of monitoring the condition of vegetation for fire or range management or other land management functions.

Citation

Burgan, Robert E.; Hartford, Roberta A. 1993. Monitoring vegetation greenness with satellite data. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-297. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 13 p.

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