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Vegetation Indices

Remote sensing phenology studies use data gathered by satellite sensors that measure wavelengths of light absorbed and reflected by green plants. Certain pigments in plant leaves strongly absorb wavelengths of visible (red) light. The leaves themselves strongly reflect wavelengths of near-infrared light, which is invisible to human eyes.

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NDVI from Other Sensors

Readily available, no-charge data gathered by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor can also be used to generate NDVI image products (see Table 1). With a resolution of 30 m, ETM+ data can be transformed into NDVI images that have greater spatial detail than those derived from AVHRR, but which cover a smaller area. Furthermore, Landsat's orbit repeats every 16 days, compared to...
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NDVI from Other Sensors

Readily available, no-charge data gathered by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor can also be used to generate NDVI image products (see Table 1). With a resolution of 30 m, ETM+ data can be transformed into NDVI images that have greater spatial detail than those derived from AVHRR, but which cover a smaller area. Furthermore, Landsat's orbit repeats every 16 days, compared to...
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NDVI from AVHRR

The sensor responsible for the longest running series of NDVI products used for large-area phenology studies is carried aboard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting weather satellites (see Table 1). This sensor, known as the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), has a daily repeat cycle and, despite its name, a 1-km resolution (an AVHRR image pixel...
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NDVI from AVHRR

The sensor responsible for the longest running series of NDVI products used for large-area phenology studies is carried aboard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting weather satellites (see Table 1). This sensor, known as the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), has a daily repeat cycle and, despite its name, a 1-km resolution (an AVHRR image pixel...
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NDVI, the Foundation for Remote Sensing Phenology

Remote sensing phenology studies use data gathered by satellite sensors that measure wavelengths of light absorbed and reflected by green plants. Certain pigments in plant leaves strongly absorb wavelengths of visible (red) light. The leaves themselves strongly reflect wavelengths of near-infrared light, which is invisible to human eyes. As a plant canopy changes from early spring growth to late...
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NDVI, the Foundation for Remote Sensing Phenology

Remote sensing phenology studies use data gathered by satellite sensors that measure wavelengths of light absorbed and reflected by green plants. Certain pigments in plant leaves strongly absorb wavelengths of visible (red) light. The leaves themselves strongly reflect wavelengths of near-infrared light, which is invisible to human eyes. As a plant canopy changes from early spring growth to late...
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