ForWarn data interruption ending soon
The interruption in production and delivery of all ForWarn 8-day products will be over soon, and ForWarn product delivery will resume by Spring 2018. We have taken advantage of this unexpected hiatus to move ForWarn production from NASA Stennis Space Center to a private contractor, reflecting a changeover from a research mode to a more practical commercial production operation. This change should decrease the ongoing costs of production, helping to ensure continued operation. We are also changing the source of MODIS data used for the current view from USGS EROS eMODIS to NASA GIMMS GLAM.
These and other imminent improvements lead us to call this new system ForWarn II, to indicate that, while remaining largely the same from a User's perspective, many subtle underlying advancements have been included. This is the first interruption in continuous 8-day service that ForWarn has had since its inception seven years ago.
Thank you for your patience!
ForWarn provides near-real-time tracking of vegetation changes across landscapes in the United States. Useful for both monitoring disturbance events as well as year-to-year variability, derived products can also be used to develop insights into seasonal and inter-annual dynamics.
Forest Change Assessment Viewer
The Forest Change Assessment Viewer provides a vegetation change recognition and tracking system for ForWarn that uses high-frequency, moderate resolution satellite data.