MOD13A2.006 Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day Global 1km

Dataset Availability
2000-02-18T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
vegetation ndvi evi modis mod13a2 16-day global terra usgs nasa


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.


1000 meters


Name Units Min Max Scale Wavelength Description
NDVI -2000 10000 0.0001

16-day NDVI average

EVI -2000 10000 0.0001

16-day EVI average


VI Quality indicators

sur_refl_b01 0 10000 0.0001 620-670nm

Surface reflectance band 1 (red)

sur_refl_b02 0 10000 0.0001 841-876nm

Surface reflectance band 2 (near-infrared)

sur_refl_b03 0 10000 0.0001 459-479nm

Surface reflectance band 3 (blue)

sur_refl_b07 0 10000 0.0001 2105-2155nm

Surface reflectance band 7 (mid-infrared)

ViewZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

View zenith angle of VI Pixel

SolarZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

Sun zenith angle of VI pixel

RelativeAzimuth Degrees -18000 18000 0.01

Relative azimuth angle of VI pixel

DayOfYear Julian Day 1 366

Day of year VI pixel


Quality reliability of VI pixel

SummaryQA Class Table

Value Color Description
0 Good Data: use with confidence
1 Marginal Data: useful, but look at other QA information
2 Snow/Ice: target covered with snow/ice
3 Cloudy: target not visible, covered with cloud

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

MODIS data and products acquired through the LP DAAC have no restrictions on subsequent use, sale, or redistribution.




Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MOD13A2')
                  .filter('2018-01-01', '2018-05-01'));
var ndvi ='NDVI');
var ndviVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 9000.0,
  palette: [
    'FFFFFF', 'CE7E45', 'DF923D', 'F1B555', 'FCD163', '99B718', '74A901',
    '66A000', '529400', '3E8601', '207401', '056201', '004C00', '023B01',
    '012E01', '011D01', '011301'
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 2);
Map.addLayer(ndvi, ndviVis, 'NDVI');

Send feedback about...

Earth Engine Data Catalog