NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

SPECIAL MESSAGE:

On Tuesday, December 6 at approximately 11 a.m.EST (1500 UTC), a planned web system upgrade will be performed. This will result in a brief delay of data on the GOES, SPSD and OSPO web sites for up to two hours. Some data will take longer to recover. Please see the related message, which has additional details, and watch http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html for additional information.

Global Vegetation Processing System (GVPS)

The Global Vegetation Processing System (GVPS) is designed to generate global vegetation health and vegetation fraction products based on weekly GVI data.

The GVPS delivers an integrated software application system that is capable of full automation in operation and provides customized user control through the application GUI towards the generation of real time weekly land surface NDVI, Green Vegetation Fraction (GVF), and vegetation health products. The primary product of this system is GVF. The secondary products are drought mornitoring indices including weekly Vegetation Condition Index (VCI), Temperature Condition Index (TCI), and Vegetation-Temperature Index (VTI) or the so-called Vegetation Health (VH) Index. Other intermediate products include Smoothed NDVI (SMN) and Smoothed Temperature (SMT). The data and images are available for regions of interest.