Remote Sensing Phenology

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Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycles in relation to the seasons. EROS maintains a set of nine annual phenological metrics for the conterminous United States, all curated from satellite data. Taken together, the metrics represent a powerful tool for documenting life cycle trends and the impacts of climate change on ecosystems.

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Remote Sensing Phenology uses satellites to track seasonal changes in vegetation on regional, continental, and global scales.

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Historical remote sensing phenology (RSP) image data and graphics for the conterminous U.S. are made freely available from the USGS/EROS Center.

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Date published: August 6, 2019

Remote Sensing Phenology Metrics for 2018 Released

The 2018 Remote Sensing Phenology Metrics have been released. This suite of phenology metrics was
derived from time-series Collection 6 Aqua eMODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data.

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Date published: July 30, 2019

New Phenology Viewer Released

USGS remote sensing phenology data are now available in an online map viewer application.

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Date published: February 28, 2019

Remote Sensing Phenology Revised Metrics for 2003 - 2017 Released

A revised set of phenology metrics have been released for 2003 – 2017. This suite of phenology metrics was
derived from time-series Collection 6 Aqua eMODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data.

Download C6 Aqua Eastern U.S. 250 m eMODIS Phenology Metrics
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