Landsat NDVI

Overview
Extent
    Global
Spatial Resolution
    30m
Data Source(s)
    LANDSAT
Science Partner

Description

Landsat Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a global vegetative index product providing a measure of vegetation viggor. It is widely used as an indicator of plant health, vegetative cover, drought cycles etc.

NDVI is calculated as the normalized difference of the Red and near infrared (NIR) bands following the equation (NIR-Red)/(NIR+Red). Its values range between -1 and 1 where values above 0.5 represent conditions of high vegetation vigor.

Bands Used:

Near Infrared (NIR): 0.77-0.90 μm

Red: 0.63-0.69 μm

Technical Information

Feature
Detail
Extent
Global
Period of Record
1984-present
Spatial Resolution
30m
Temporal Resolution
8-16 days
Data Summaries
max, min, mean, median, anomalies, trend and statistical significance, spatial and temporal aggregations, time series
Data Source(s)
U.S. Geological Survey
Data Formats
raster (geotiff), raster tile (tile ID), time series (.csv, .xls, .json, .geojson)
Sources

Huete, A. R., Jackson, R. D., and Post, D. F. (1985), Spectral response of a plant canopy with different soil backgrounds, Remote Sens. Environ. 17:37-53.

Jackson, R. D., and Huete, A. R. (1991), Interpreting vegetation indices, J. Preventative Vet. Med. 11:185-200.

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