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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.

Vegetation Health Index image

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