MYD13A3_006

MODIS/Aqua Vegetation Indices Monthly L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V006

Version 006
  • Abstract
    The Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Vegetation Indices (MYD13A3) Version 6 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. 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 an Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) that minimizes canopy background variations and maintains sensitivity over dense vegetation conditions. The EVI uses the blue band to remove residual atmosphere contamination caused by smoke and sub-pixel thin clouds. The MODIS NDVI and EVI products are computed from surface reflectances corrected for molecular scattering, ozone absorption, and aerosols. 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 as well as global and regional climate. Additional applications include characterizing land surface biophysical properties and processes, such as primary production and land cover conversion. Validation at stage 3 has been achieved for all Vegetation Indices products.
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 6 Processing and Reprocessing
  • DOI

    10.5067/MODIS/MYD13A3.006

    https://doi.org

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    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Sensor Measurements

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    None

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

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Aqua
    Instruments
    • MODIS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
Aqua
  • Aqua
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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL MODIS Sinusoidal Tiling System CARTESIAN GEODETIC
    Tiling Identification Systems
    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
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • LP DAAC
    ARCHIVER
    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
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    • 866-573-3222
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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/TISL/MODAPS
    PROCESSOR
    MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

    NASA/GSFC Code 922
    GREENBELT, Maryland 20771

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    LP DAAC

    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
    • 866-573-3222
    • Email
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    LP DAAC User Services is the point of contact for answering questions concerning data products, data access, and online applications.

    The LP DAAC website provides detailed information on discovery, distribution, access, and support of land data products.

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