5.1.1 - Fraction of Vegetation Cover (FVC)

The FVC accounts for the amount of vegetation distributed on a flat background. For a pixel such as that on next figure (hit the play button bellow to see the animation) FVC would tell us the fraction of the total pixel that is covered by the trees.


FVC is relevant for agriculture and forestry, environmental management and land use, hydrology, natural hazards monitoring and management, vegetation-soil dynamics monitoring, drought conditions and fire scar extent. (Fraction of Vegetation Cover Product User Manual (PUM)).