The use of 'overlapping` NOAA-AVHRR NDVI maximum value composites for Scotland and initial comparisons with the land cover census on a Scottish Regional and District basis
AVHRR data from April 1995 to September 1995 have been processed to produce 1 km resolution NDVI Maximum Value Composites of Scotland. Temporal profiles of mean NDVI were obtained for Scottish administrative regions. Temporal NDVI profiles for individual vegetation classes, from the Land Cover of Scotland 1988 (LCS88) dataset, were obtained and both temporal and spatial variations within these classes are also discussed. A method for enhancing the existing LCS88 dataset is proposed, based on AVHRR NDVI data, by distinguishing vegetation regional variation within a single class.