MYD17A3H.006: Aqua Net Primary Production Yearly Global 500m

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2000-01-01T00:00:00 - Present
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The MYD17A3H V6 product provides information about annual Net Primary Productivity (NPP) at 500m pixel resolution. Annual NPP is derived from the sum of the 45 8-day Net Photosynthesis (PSN) products (MOD17A2H) from the given year. The PSN value is the difference of the GPP and the Maintenance Respiration (MR) (GPP-MR).

This is a NASA version of this product. Another version is produced by the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), University of Montana (UMT). The NTSG version corrects the problem with cloud-contaminated MODIS LAI-FPAR inputs to the MOD17 algorithm, but its resolution is 1km. It is ingested into Earth Engine as MODIS/055/MOD17A3. For further details regarding the differences between the NTSG and NASA versions of this product, please consult this document .


500 meters


Name Units Min Max Scale Description
Npp kg*C/m^2 -3000 32700 0.0001

Net primary productivity


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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MYD17A3H')
                  .filter('2014-01-01', '2014-05-01'));

var npp ='Npp');
var nppVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 19000.0,
  palette: ['bbe029', '0a9501', '074b03'],
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 2);
Map.addLayer(npp, nppVis, 'NPP');

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