MYD13A1.006 Aqua Vegetation Indices 16-Day Global 500m

Dataset Availability
2002-07-04T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
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vegetation ndvi evi modis myd13a1 16-day global aqua usgs nasa


The MYD13A1 V6 product provides a Vegetation Index (VI) value at a per pixel basis. There are two primary vegetation layers. The first is the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) which 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 second vegetation layer is the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) that minimizes canopy background variations and maintains sensitivity over dense vegetation conditions. The EVI also uses the blue band to remove residual atmosphere contamination caused by smoke and sub-pixel thin cloud clouds. The MODIS NDVI and EVI products are computed from atmospherically corrected bi-directional surface reflectances that have been masked for water, clouds, heavy aerosols, and cloud shadows.


500 meters


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

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

EVI -2000 10000 0.0001

Enhanced Vegetation Index


VI quality indicators

sur_refl_b01 0 10000 0.0001 645nm

Red surface reflectance

sur_refl_b02 0 10000 0.0001 858nm

NIR surface reflectance

sur_refl_b03 0 10000 0.0001 469nm

Blue surface reflectance

sur_refl_b07 0 10000 0.0001 2130nm/2105 - 2155nm

MIR surface reflectance

ViewZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

View zenith angle

SolarZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

Solar zenith angle

RelativeAzimuth Degrees -18000 18000 0.01

Relative azimuth angle

DayOfYear 1 366

Julian day of year


Quality reliability of VI pixel

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Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MYD13A1')
                  .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');