MYD13A3_005

MODIS/Aqua Vegetation Indices Monthly L3 Global 1km 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 and provides 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 MYD13A3 data are provided monthly at 1-kilometer spatial resolution as a gridded level-3 product in the Sinusoidal projection. In generating this monthly product, the algorithm ingests all the 16-day 1-kilometer products that overlap the month and employs a weighted temporal average if data is cloud free, or a maximum value in case of clouds. 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. V005 Data Set Characteristics: Area: 10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long Size: 1200 x 1200 rows/columns File Size: ~9 MB Resolution: 1 kilometer Projection: Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 11
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 5 Processing and Reprocessing

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    3

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • VEGETATION
    • VEGETATION INDEX

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Aqua
    Instruments
    • MODIS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL 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

    M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time
    • 605-594-6116
    • 605-594-6963
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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/HBSL/BISB/MODAPS
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    MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

    NASA/GSFC Code 922
    GREENBELT, Maryland 20771

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