Maximum Value Interpolated (MVI): a Maximum Value Composite method improvement in vegetation index profiles analysis
Abstract. MVI (Maximum Value Interpolated) is a new proposed method in NDVI profiles maximization instead of MVC (Maximum Value Composite). The MVI method consists of recording not only the NDVI maximum value within a period (e.g., a month), but also the day when that value was recorded. Through simple linear interpolation between these points it is possible to detect, for each time period, a representative NDVI value. Through a profile simulation method it is possible to show that the new method allows a significant error reduction compared with the MVC method.