Post-Hurricane Vegetation Analysis

Mapping vegetation cover damage due to a hurricane

Highlights: Major reduction in vegetation cover; particularly, near rivers and flood inundated regions.

Description: The goal of this application is to evaluate the extent of vegetation cover loss after the two major hurricanes in the Caribbean Islands in Sep 2017. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is used to assess vegetation greenness, and subsequently coverage. Satellite imagery at each location prior and after the hurricane are retrieved from Planet.