MOD16A2: MODIS Global Terrestrial Evapotranspiration 8-Day Global 1km (MODIS/NTSG/MOD16A2/105)

Version V105

The MOD16A2 V105 product provides information about
8-day global terrestrial evapotranspiration at 1km pixel resolution.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration
from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere. With long-term ET
data, the effects of changes in climate, land use, and ecosystems
disturbances can be quantified.

The MOD16A2 product is produced by the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation
Group NTSG,
University of Montana (UMT) in conjunction with NASA Earth Observing
System. For more details about the algorithm used see the algorithm
theoretical basis document

NameDescriptionGee UnitGee Scale
ETEvapotranspiration, aggregated for period of coverage.*kg/m^20.1
LELatent heat flux, averaged daily over the period of coverage.*J/m^2/day0.0001
PETPotential evapotranspiration, aggregated for period of coverage.*kg/m^20.1
PLEPotential Latent Heat Flux, averaged daily over the period ofcoverage.*J/m^2/day0.0001
ET_QCET quality control.


Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, The University of Montana (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords 8-day, evapotranspiration, global, mod16a2, modis
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 12/31/1999, 4:00:00 PM - 12/30/2014, 4:00:00 PM
Citation Qiaozhen Mu, Maosheng Zhao, Steven W. Running and Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (2014): MODIS Global Terrestrial Evapotranspiration (ET) Product MOD16A2 Collection 5.
Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Platform Terra
Instrument MODIS
Cadence days
Asset schema {"name":"days_of_coverage","description":"Number of days covered by each image since the period of coverage for the last asset of the year can be of varying length","type":"DOUBLE"}