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The capacity of ecosystems to provide services such as carbon storage, clean water, and forest products is determined not only by variations in ecosystem properties across landscapes, but also by ecosystem dynamics over time. ForWarn is a system developed by the U.S. Forest Service to monitor vegetation change using satellite imagery for the continental United States. It provides near real-time change maps that are updated every eight days, and summaries of these data also provide long-term change maps from 2000 to the present.Based on the detection of change in vegetation productivity, the ForWarn system monitors the effects of disturbances such as wildfires, insects, diseases, drought, and other effects of weather,...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
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This dataset provides an estimate of 2015 cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin at 250 meter spatial resolution. The dataset was generated by integrating eMODIS NDVI satellite data with independent variables that influence cheatgrass germination and growth into a regression-tree model. Individual pixel values range from 0 to 100 with an overall mean value of 9.85 and a standard deviation of 12.78. A mask covers areas not classified as shrub/scrub or grass/herbaceous by the 2001 National Land Cover Database. The mask also covers areas higher than 2000 meters in elevation because cheatgrass is unlikely to exist at more than 2% cover above this threshold. Cheatgrass is an invasive grass that has invaded...
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This study uses growth in vegetation during the monsoon season measured from LANDSAT imagery as a proxy for measured rainfall. NDVI values from 26 years of pre- and post-monsoon season Landsat imagery were derived across Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in southwestern Arizona, USA. The LANDSAT imagery (1986-2011) was downloaded from USGS’s GlobeVis website (http://glovis.usgs.gov/). Change in NDVI was calculated within a set of 2,843 Riparian Area Polygons (RAPs) up to 1 km in length defined in ESRI ArcMap 10.2.
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Locating meadow study sitesMeadow centers as recorded in the ‘Copy of sitecords_areaelev from Caruthers thesis.xls’ file delivered by Debinski in November 2012 were matched to polygons as recorded in files ‘teton97map_area.shp’ and ‘gallatin97map_area.shp’ both also delivered by Debinski in November 2012.In cases where the meadow center did not fall within a meadow polygon, if there was a meadow polygon of the same meadow TYPE nearby (judgment was used here), the meadow center was matched with the meadow polygon of same meadow TYPE. In total, 29 of 30 Gallatin meadow sites and 21 of 25 Teton meadow sites were positively located.Identifying meadow pixels for analysisThe native MODIS 250-meter grid was reprojected...
Quantitative assessment of forest burn severity and determination of its spatial variation are important for post-fire forest restoration and forest fire management. In this paper, we assessed forest burn severity using pre- and post-fire Landsat TM/ETM+ data and field-surveyed data and explored the spatial variation in burn severity and its influencing factors. Our results showed a relatively strong linear relationship between normalized burn ratio (NBR) and composite burn index (CBI) (R2 = 0.63), suggesting that NBR was the best spectral index and could be used to assess forest burn severity in Heilongjiang Province. The forest burn severity showed obvious spatial variation. The majority of heavily burned areas...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
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This dataset provides an estimate of 2015 cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin at 250 meter spatial resolution. The dataset was generated by integrating eMODIS NDVI satellite data with independent variables that influence cheatgrass germination and growth into a regression-tree model. Individual pixel values range from 0 to 100 with an overall mean value of 9.85 and a standard deviation of 12.78. A mask covers areas not classified as shrub/scrub or grass/herbaceous by the 2001 National Land Cover Database. The mask also covers areas higher than 2000 meters in elevation because cheatgrass is unlikely to exist at more than 2% cover above this threshold. Cheatgrass is an invasive grass that has invaded...
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This tabular, machine-readable CSV file contains annual phenometrics at locations in ponderosa pine ecosystems across Arizona and New Mexico that experienced stand-clearing, high-severity fire. The locations represent areas of vegetative recovery towards pre-fire (coniferous/pine) vegetation communities or towards novel grassland, shrubland, or deciduous replacements. Each sampled area is associated with the point location (latitude/longitude) as well as multiple calendar year phenometrics derived from the time-series of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) values in the phenology software package Timesat v3.2.
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The study's goal was to downscale 2013 250-m expedited Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (eMODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to 30 m (Gu, Y. and Wylie, B.K., 2015, Developing a 30-m grassland productivity estimation map for central Nebraska using 250-m MODIS and 30-m Landsat-8 observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 171, p. 291-298)using 2013 Landsat 8 data. The eMODIS NDVI was downscaled for four periods: mid spring, early summer, late summer and mid fall. The objective was to capture phenologies during periods that correspond to 1) annual grass growth, 2) annual grass senescence, 3) the optimal NDVI profile separation between sagebrush and other shrubs in the region, and...
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These data are aerial image-derived, classification maps of tamarisk (Tamarisk spp.) in the riparian zone of the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Separation Canyon, a total river distance of 412 km. The classification maps are published in GIS vector format. Two maps are published: 1) a classification of tamarisk from a 0.2 m resolution multispectral image dataset acquired in May 2009 (Tamarisk Classification 2009), and 2) a classification of tamarisk impacted by the tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) from a 0.2 m resolution multispectral image dataset acquired in May 2013 (Beetle Impact Classification 2013). Tamarisk presence in 2009 was classified using the Mahalanobis Distance method with a total of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
This imagery was collected and produced for a set of large fires sampled from within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This imagery and associated metrics was produced using Landsat 5 and 7. This set of imagery and remote sensing metrics have the following file structure: 1. Each sub-folder in the Fires LC Map folder represents an individual fire. 2. Within the folder there are 8 raster tiffs. 1. XXX_post_refl.tif The at-sensor-reflectance of the postfire landsat scene, named with the PolyID unique identifier for the fire, stored in 8-bit i. Band 1 of the Tiff is Band 3 (Red) of Landsat ii. Band 2 of the Tiff is Band 4 (NIR) of Landsat iii. Band 3 of...
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The dataset provides a near real time estimation of 2020 herbaceous mostly annual fractional cover predicted on July 1st with an emphasis on annual exotic grasses Historically, similar maps were produced at a spatial resolution of 250m (Boyte et al. 2019 https://doi.org/10.5066/P96PVZIF., Boyte et al. 2018 https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RIV03D.), but starting this year we are mapping at a 30m resolution (Pastick et al. 2020 doi:10.3390/rs12040725). This dataset was generated using in situ observations from Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring data (AIM) plots; weekly composites of harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) data (https://hls.gsfc.nasa.gov/); relevant environmental, vegetation,...
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This dataset provides a near-real-time estimate of 2018 herbaceous annual cover with an emphasis on annual grass (Boyte and Wylie. 2016. Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015. Rangelands 38:278-284.) This estimate was based on remotely sensed enhanced Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (eMODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data gathered through July 1, 2018. This is the second iteration of an early estimate of herbaceous annual cover for 2018 over the same geographic area. The previous dataset used eMODIS NDVI data gathered through May 1 (https://doi.org/10.5066/P9KSR9Z4). The pixel values for this most recent estimate ranged from 0 to100% with...


map background search result map search result map Hydrological Analysis of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Montane Meadow Condition using MODIS data Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin, USA--2015 ForWarn Mean Summer National Difference Vegetation Index 2009-2013 Mean of the Top Ten Percent of NDVI Values in the Yuma Proving Ground during Monsoon Season, 1986-2011 Estimating downscaled eMODIS NDVI using Landsat 8 in the central Great Basin shrub steppe Remote sensing derived maps of tamarisk (2009) and beetle impacts (2013) along 412 km of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona Near-real-time Herbaceous Annual Cover in the Sagebrush Ecosystem, USA, July 2018 Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin, USA--2015 Phenology pattern data indicating recovery trajectories of ponderosa pine forests after high-severity fires Near real time estimation of annual exotic herbaceous fractional cover in the sagebrush ecosystem 30m, USA, July 2020 Hydrological Analysis of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Montane Meadow Condition using MODIS data Mean of the Top Ten Percent of NDVI Values in the Yuma Proving Ground during Monsoon Season, 1986-2011 Remote sensing derived maps of tamarisk (2009) and beetle impacts (2013) along 412 km of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona Phenology pattern data indicating recovery trajectories of ponderosa pine forests after high-severity fires Estimating downscaled eMODIS NDVI using Landsat 8 in the central Great Basin shrub steppe Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin, USA--2015 Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin, USA--2015 Near-real-time Herbaceous Annual Cover in the Sagebrush Ecosystem, USA, July 2018 Near real time estimation of annual exotic herbaceous fractional cover in the sagebrush ecosystem 30m, USA, July 2020 ForWarn Mean Summer National Difference Vegetation Index 2009-2013