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History of the Use of AVHRR Data for Land Applications

  • C. J. Tucker
Part of the Euro Courses book series (EURS, volume 5)

Abstract

Changes made to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) TIROS-N satellite series Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sensor’s channel 1, narrowing it from 0.55–0.90 µm to 0.55–0.70 µm on the NOAA–6 satellite in 1979, made possible coarse–resolution time–series monitoring of green vegetation at regional, continental, and global scales for the first time. Since 1980, an ever-increasing use of NOAA AVHRR data for land applications has resulted. The principal use of AVHRR data for terrestrial applications has been for vegetation index studies at local, regional, and global scales; secondary use has made use of the 3.5–3.9 µm channel for monitoring biomass burning and detection of large-scale tropical deforestation and disturbance.

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Normalize Difference Vegetation Index Vegetation Index Advance Very High Resolution Radiometer Advance Very High Resolution Radiometer Land Application 
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