Global Vegetation Health - Images

High resolution (1 km) Vegetation Health Products from VIIRS

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Energy-detecting instruments on satellites give humans a way to monitor the status of vegetation around the world from space. The data can also indicate drought, soil saturation, fire risk, start/end of the growing season, and crop and pasture productivity. 

Where do these data come from?

Data and images are derived from the radiance (type and amount of energy) observed by the VIIRS instrument onboard the Soumi-NPP satellite. VIIRS stands for Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite: the instrument is on the Soumi-NPP satellite.