MOD13A2.006 Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day Global 1km (MODIS/006/MOD13A2)

Version V006

The MOD13A2 V6 product provides two Vegetation Indices (VI): the Normalized
Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI).
The NDVI is referred to as the continuity index to the existing National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Advanced Very High Resolution
Radiometer (NOAA-AVHRR) derived NDVI. The EVI has improved sensitivity over
high biomass regions.

The algorithm for this product chooses the best available
pixel value from all the acquisitions from the 16-day period. The criteria
used are low clouds, low view angle, and the highest NDVI/EVI value.

NameDescriptionGee Scale
NDVI16-day NDVI average0.0001
EVI16-day EVI average0.0001
DetailedQAVI Quality indicators
sur_refl_b01Surface reflectance band 1 (red)0.0001
sur_refl_b02Surface reflectance band 2 (near-infrared)0.0001
sur_refl_b03Surface reflectance band 3 (blue)0.0001
sur_refl_b07Surface reflectance band 7 (mid-infrared)0.0001
ViewZenithView zenith angle of VI Pixel0.01
SolarZenithSun zenith angle of VI pixel0.01
RelativeAzimuthRelative azimuth angle of VI pixel0.01
DayOfYearDay of year VI pixel
SummaryQAQuality reliability of VI pixel


NASA LP DAAC at the USGS EROS Center (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords 16-day, evi, global, mod13a2, modis, ndvi, terra, vegetation
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 2/17/2000, 4:00:00 PM - now
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Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Platform Terra
Instrument MODIS
Cadence days