MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V005

Version 005
  • Abstract
    Global MODIS vegetation indices are designed to provide consistent spatial and temporal comparisons of vegetation conditions. Blue, red, and near-infrared reflectances, centered at 469-nanometers, 645-nanometers, and 858-nanometers, respectively, are used to determine the MODIS daily vegetation indices. The MODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) complements NOAA's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) NDVI products provide continuity for time series historical applications. MODIS also includes a new Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) that minimizes canopy background variations and maintains sensitivity over dense vegetation conditions. The EVI also uses the blue band to remove residual atmosphere contamination caused by smoke and sub-pixel thin cloud clouds. The MODIS NDVI and EVI products are computed from atmospherically corrected bi-directional surface reflectances that have been masked for water, clouds, heavy aerosols, and cloud shadows. Global MOD13A1 data are provided every 16 days at 500-meter spatial resolution as a gridded level-3 product in the Sinusoidal projection. Vegetation indices are used for global monitoring of vegetation conditions and are used in products displaying land cover and land cover changes. These data may be used as input for modeling global biogeochemical and hydrologic processes and global and regional climate. These data also may be used for characterizing land surface biophysical properties and processes, including primary production and land cover conversion. Version-5 MODIS Vegetation Indices products have attained Validation Stage 3. Change Points of Interest Phased production between Terra and Aqua products for improved temporal frequency (Terra 16-day period starting Day 001, Aqua 16-day period starting Day 009) Replaced NDVI_QA and EVI_QA with one VI_QA Science Data Set Reduced file volume by using internal compression More: MODIS Vegetation Index Product Series Collection 5 Change Summary ( V005 Data Set Characteristics: Temporal Coverage: February 18, 2000 - March 21, 2017 Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long File Size: ~2 - 77 MB (variable) Projection: Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Dimensions: 2400 x 2400 rows/columns Resolution: 500 meters Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 12
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    Collection Version 5 Processing and Reprocessing

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    HORIZONTAL Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    System Name Coordinate 1 Min Coordinate 1 Max Coordinate 2 Min Coordinate 2 Max
    MODIS Tile SIN 0.0 35.0 0.0 17.0
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    Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center

    U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198

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    MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) Services, Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

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    GREENBELT, Maryland 20771

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