16-Day Vegetation Anomaly
The map is based on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a measure of how plant leaves absorb visible light and reflect infrared light. Drought-stressed vegetation reflects more visible light and less infrared than healthy vegetation. The vegetation index helps us see how much or how little live plant material is out there.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Marit Jentoft-Nilsen (None)
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Datasets used in this visualization
TerraID: 116Collected with MODIS
Terra NDVIID: 501Collected with MODIS
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