Large-scale vegetation-rainfall correlations in Africa

Weather and climatic variability affect vegetation on continental scales. Intuitively, healthy vegetation is greener. A quantitative index of “greenness” called Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) was developed by NASA.  The index takes values between 0…

Mapping Biomes

Recently (2008) the European Space Agency produced GlobCover (ESA GlobCover Project, led by MEDIAS-France), the highest resolution (300m) global land cover map to date. GlobCover uses 21 primary land cover classes and many more sub-classes….