In the renewed system of Aratos Earth Observation Data Platform the renewal of the Fraction of green Vegetation Cover layer is added. The Fraction of Vegetation Cover (FCover) corresponds to the fraction of ground covered by green vegetation. Practically, it quantifies the spatial extent of the vegetation. Because it is independent from the illumination direction and it is sensitive to the vegetation amount, FCover is a very good candidate for the replacement of classical vegetation indices for the monitoring of ecosystems.
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