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The VEGETATION Programme allows a daily monitoring of terrestrial vegetation cover through remote sensing, at regional and global levels. The instrument, funded by the EC, is part of the spot 4 payload. This instrument, launched the 24th Mars 1998, deliver measurements which were specifically tailored to monitor land surfaces parameters with a frequency of about once a day on a global basis and a medium spatial resolution of 1km. Two types of ground processing services were forseen. The CITV is now operational and the Joint Research Centre - SAI, is developing the vegetation Local Pressing System. The European Commission will deliver the processing software called 'space-vegetation' software.

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Authors: SAI, ;JRC-ISPRA (IT),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th Earls Symposium, Valladolid (ES), 31st May-2nd June (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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