Vegetation Cover Anomaly

Updates on the Vegetation Cover Anomaly

(for Australia, you can check the Fractional Cover anomaly between 2000-2016)
(click on the links below to enlarge the maps)

June 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – June 2017 (MODIS since 2001)

May 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – May 2017 (MODIS since 2001)

April 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – April 2017 (MODIS since 2001)

 

March 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly - March 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – March 2017

February 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly - February 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – February 2017

January 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly - January 2017

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – January 2017

December 2016

Global FC anomaly - December 2016

Global Vegetation Cover Anomaly – December 2016

November 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - November 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – November 2016

 

October 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - October 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – October 2016

September 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - September 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – September 2016

August 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - August 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – August 2016

July 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - July 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – July 2016

June 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly - global - June 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly – global – June 2016

May 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - May 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – May 2016

April 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - April 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – April 2016

March 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - March 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – March 2016

February 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - February 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – February 2016

January 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - January 2016

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – January 2016

December 2015

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) - December 2015

Vegetation Cover Anomaly (%) – December 2015

FC anomaly (2000-2015) animation

A new video featuring the Fractional Cover anomaly (globally) has come up, check it out here :

The term “fractional cover” refers to the three fractions of a given area that constitute green photosynthetic vegetation (grasses, shrubs and trees), non-photosynthetic vegetation (woody, dry stubble, plus dry litter) and bare ground. This information is derived from satellite data provided by NASA’s “MODIS” sensors, following the approach of Guerschman et al (2015). The “anomaly” map above shows the difference in vegetation cover (the photosynthetic plus non-photosynthetic fractions) for the period in question relative to mean vegetation cover fractions estimated for the average of all years since 2000 at the same time of year.

The same product is also available for Australia here on the “Australia” pilot site page: (http://www.geo-rapp.org/pilot-activities-2/australia/)

For more information, visit the Auscover website (http://www.auscover.org.au/).