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MODIS NDVI/EVI Vegetation Index

Software used: GRASS 5.7, GRASS6, GDAL

Alps MODIS NDVI example (16 days composite)

The following preprocessing steps are required to obtain usable NDVI/EVI maps from MOD13:

Perspective view of Alps MODIS NDVI example (16 days composite)

Comparison of NDVI and EVI performance

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Both NDVI and EVI maps are colored with identical color table (MODIS/Terra scene MOD13, composite of 21 March - 5 April 2000, Calabria, Southern Italy). EVI is less prone to atmospheric distortion (see ATBD below). Both maps have been processed according to the list shown above.

See also:

Markus Neteler 3/2004, 5/2005
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