NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations


GOES-13 Sounder IR data is not available. All products from GOES-13 (GOES-East) Sounder IR data have been halted and distribution has been stopped except the Sounder ASOS SCP products for CONUS, which are replaced with GOES-East Imager ASOS SCP products for CONUS. Engineers are investigating the problem.

GVPS: Vegetation Health Index

The Vegetation Health Index, also called the Vegetation-Temperature Index, is based on a combination of Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) and Temperature Condition Index (TCI). It is effective enough to be used as proxy data for monitoring vegetation health, drought, moisture, thermal condition, etc.

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Available products include Smoothed NDVI, Smoothed Temperature, Vegetation Condition Index, and Temperature Condition Index.