Fractional Cover (FC)

A measurement that splits the landscape into three parts, or fractions; green vegetation (leaves, grass, and growing crops), brown vegetation (branches, dry grass or hay, and dead leaf litter), and bare ground (soil or rock). Fractional Cover (FC) provides a representation of the proportions of living vegetation, dry and dying vegetation (including deciduous trees during autumn, dying grass, etc.), and bare soils across the Australian continent for any point in time in the Landsat archive since 1987.