Landsat 4 TM Collection 1 Tier 1 Annual NDVI Composite

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These Landsat 4 TM Collection 1 Tier 1 composites are made from Tier 1 orthorectified scenes, using the computed top-of-atmosphere (TOA) reflectance. See Chander et al. (2009) for details on the TOA computation.

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index is generated from the Near-IR and Red bands of each scene as (NIR - Red) / (NIR + Red), and ranges in value from -1.0 to 1.0.

These composites are created from all the scenes in each annual period beginning from the first day of the year and continuing to the last day of the year. All the images from each year are included in the composite, with the most recent pixel as the composite value.



Name Min Max Pixel Size Description
NDVI -1* 1* 30 meters

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

* estimated min or max value

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Terms of Use

Landsat datasets are federally created data and therefore reside in the public domain and may be used, transferred, or reproduced without copyright restriction.

Acknowledgement or credit of the USGS as data source should be provided by including a line of text citation such as the example shown below.

(Product, Image, Photograph, or Dataset Name) courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Example: Landsat-7 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

See the USGS Visual Identity System Guidance for further details on proper citation and acknowledgement of USGS products.

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LT04/C01/T1_ANNUAL_NDVI')
                  .filterDate('1989-01-01', '1992-12-31');
var colorized ='NDVI');
var colorizedVis = {
  min: 0,
  max: 1,
  palette: [
    'ffffff', 'ce7e45', 'df923d', 'f1b555', 'fcd163', '99b718', '74a901',
    '66a000', '529400', '3e8601', '207401', '056201', '004c00', '023b01',
    '012e01', '011d01', '011301'
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 6);
Map.addLayer(colorized, colorizedVis, 'Colorized');
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