Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI)

"The Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI) is sensitive to the moisture levels in vegetation. It is used to monitor droughts as well as monitor fuel levels in fire-prone areas. It uses NIR and SWIR bands to create a ratio designed to mitigate illumination and atmospheric effects.


    NIR = pixel values from the near infrared band
    SWIR1 = pixel values from the short-wave infrared 1 band

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