MODIS Combined 16-Day NDWI

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The Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) is sensitive to changes in liquid water content of vegetation canopies. It is derived from the Near-IR band and a second IR band, ≈1.24μm when available and the nearest available IR band otherwise. It ranges in value from -1.0 to 1.0. See Gao (1996) for details. This product is generated from the MODIS/006/MCD43A4 surface reflectance composites.



Name Pixel Size Description
NDWI 463.313 meters

Normalized Difference Water Index

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/MCD43A4_006_NDWI')
                  .filter('2018-04-01', '2018-06-01'));
var colorized ='NDWI');
var colorizedVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 1.0,
  palette: ['0000ff', '00ffff', 'ffff00', 'ff0000', 'ffffff'],
Map.setCenter(-7.03125, 31.0529339857, 2);
Map.addLayer(colorized, colorizedVis, 'Colorized');
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