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Catalog Record: Alaska Arctic AVHRR NDVI Map
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Aga arctic ak avhrr ndvi 1995

Alaska Arctic AVHRR NDVI Map

The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a measure of greenness. NDVI was calculated as: NDVI = (NIR - R) / (NIR + R), where NIR is the spectral reflectance in the AVHRR near-infrared channel (0.725-1.1 µm, channel 2) where light-reflectance from the plant canopy is dominant, and R is the reflectance in the red channel (0.5 to 0.68 µm, channel 1), the portion of the spectrum where chlorophyll absorbs maximally. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data were obtained from the USGS Global AVHRR 10-day composite data website. Glaciers and oceans were masked out using information from the Digital Chart of the World (ESRI 1993). The image is composed of 1 x 1-km pixels. The color of each pixel was determined by its reflectance at the time of maximum greenness, selected from 10-day composite images from 11 July to 30 August 1993 and 1995. These intervals cover the vegetation green-up-to-senescence period during two relatively warm years when summer-snow cover was at a minimum in the Arctic (Markon et al. 1995).

Back to Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map

Go to Website Link :: Toolik Arctic Geobotanical Atlas below for details on legend units, photos of map units and plant species, glossary, bibliography and links to ground data.

Map Themes AVHRR NDVI, Bioclimate Subzone, Elevation, False Color-Infrared, Floristic Province, Lake Cover, Landscape, Substrate Chemistry, Vegetation

References

Markon, C. J., M. D. Fleming, and E. F. Binnian. 1995. Characteristics of vegetation phenology over the Alaskan landscape using AVHRR time-series data. Polar Record 31:179-190.

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    aga_arctic_ak_avhrr_ndvi_1995.tif.zip (835 KB)

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    aga_arctic_ak_avhrr_ndvi_1995.pdf (196 KB)

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    http://www.arcticatlas.org/maps/themes/ak/akndph

Status: Complete
Type: Data
Data Types: GIS, Image, Map
Primary Contacts
Name: Carl Markon
Email: markon@usgs.gov
Other Contacts
Name: Donald A. (Skip) Walker
Email: dawalker@alaska.edu
Name: Martha Raynolds
Email: mkraynolds@alaska.edu
Name: Alaska Geobotany Center (AGC)
Email: uaf-agc@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Type
Alaska Geobotany Center
Academic

Regions
Alaska, Arctic

Collections
Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map
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Direct Record Link
http://arcticatlas.geobotany.org/catalog/entries/5512-alaska-arctic-avhrr-ndvi-map
Direct Full Map Link
http://arcticatlas.geobotany.org/catalog/entries/5512-alaska-arctic-avhrr-ndvi-map/map