In support of mapping ecological conditions (e.g. invasive annual grass) in sagebrush-dominated landscapes of the western United States, we developed weekly (starting from week 7 to week 42 and Week 1 starts January 1 or Day of the year 1 to 7, week 2 is from Day of year 8 to 14, and so on) 30-m cloud-free Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from 2016 to 2019. The data was generated with machine-learning techniques (i.e., regression tree [RT]) and harmonized Landsat and Sentinel -2 (HLS) data. The geographic coverage includes areas in the Great Basin, the Snake River Plain, the state of Wyoming, and contiguous areas. This NDVI collection allows for local-scale detection and analysis such as, fuel breaks in sagebrush ecosystem and wildfire activity, that are not possible with coarse scale datasets (such as 250-m).
|Title||Weekly cloud free Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data for western United States (2016 &amp;ndash; 2019).|
|Authors||Sujan Parajuli, Bruce K Wylie, Neal J Pastick, Devendra Dahal|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Earthquake Science Center|