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NOAA: Global Vegetation Health – Images

Here are some detailed global images of vegetation health, including several drought indices, fire danger and soil saturation maps as derived from the Suomi-NPP satellite.  In addition to global maps you can view each variable by country.  The detail is amazing!  You can find out more about them at Climate.gov at https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/dataset/global-vegetation-health-images or go directly to the viewer here.  Note that this year’s conditions are quite a bit worse than last year’s.  Dr. Vernor Suomi was my major professor for my MS in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, neat to see this satellite named after him!