An upcoming firmware update for the CCFC field camera will allow the camera to function as a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) sensor

The CCFC Field Camera will soon be equipped with normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) capabilities. This feature uses infrared data to produce a visualization of live green vegetation in the image. This allows the user to determine at-a-glance areas of healthy growth and areas where growth is less abundant. Applications for NDVI include vegetation dynamics, biomass production, grazing management, changes in rangeland condition, soil moisture, and CO2 flux.

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The images above depict a scene with normal image settings and the equivalent in NDVI mode.