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Spot-vegetation

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Description
The VEGETATION system allows a daily monitoring of terrestrial vegetation cover through remote sensing at a global level. The instrument and associated ground services for processing and distribution are operational since 1998. The VEGETATON 1 instrument onboard of the SPOT 4 satellite was launched in March 1998, VEGETATION 2 was launched in May 2002 onboard of SPOT 5.

Scope
Themes:
Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring, Physical > Optical measurements
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Agriculture, Environmental conditions, Remote sensing, Vegetation cover, World Waters

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1998 on [In Progress]
Daily

Parameters
Reflectance in 4 broad spectral bands Methodology
Reflectance in 4 broad spectral bands: VEGETATION imaging system
The VEGETATION instrument is an imaging system in 4 spectral bands : blue (0.43-0.47 microns), red (0.61-0.68 microns), near infrared (0.78-0.89 microns), and SW infrared (1.58-1.75 microns). The red and near infrared are particularly well adapted to describe the vegetation photosynthesis activity, while the SW infrared is a good detector for the ground and vegetation humidity. The blue, is designed in this case to make atmospheric corrections. VEGETATION uses telecentric optics giving a quasi

Reflectance in 4 broad spectral bands: VEGETATION imaging system
The VEGETATION instrument is an imaging system in 4 spectral bands : blue (0.43-0.47 microns), red (0.61-0.68 microns), near infrared (0.78-0.89 microns), and SW infrared (1.58-1.75 microns). The red and near infrared are particularly well adapted to describe the vegetation photosynthesis activity, while the SW infrared is a good detector for the ground and vegetation humidity. The blue, is designed in this case to make atmospheric corrections. VEGETATION uses telecentric optics giving a quasi

Contributors
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), moresponsor
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moresponsor
European Commission (EC), moresponsor
Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), moresponsor
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), moredata creatordata ownerdata manager

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: GIS maps
Metadatarecord created: 2009-02-27
Information last updated: 2014-11-03
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