Vegetation

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) images produced from Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) data are used to monitor vegetation and crop condition. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) crop forecasters routinely vegetation indices produced by the Global Agricultural Monitoring project using data from LANCE to better predict crop yields. Groups such as the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Desert Locust Information Service flag anomalies in vegetation.

Potentially useful data sets: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Corrected Reflectance True Color, Land Surface Reflectance Bands 1-2-1 and 1-4-3, MODIS Snow Cover, Land Surface Temperature (day and night), MODIS Vegetation Indices - Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Enhanced Vegetation Index.

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Agro-climatic monitoring programs and global food security risks can be monitored using near real-time (NRT) MODIS data. There are several existing global/regional scale systems in place including a Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) which reports on drought and food shortages on a daily basis. Read more about monitoring vegetation at NASA's Earth Observatory.

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MYD11_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD11_L2_NRT.006
L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MYD10_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD10_L2.NRT.006
L2 Snow Cover, 5-Min Swath 500m
L2 Snow Cover Browse N/A
MYD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MYD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MOD11_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD11_L2_NRT.006
L2 Surface Temperature and Emissivity, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Surface Temperature Browse N/A
MOD10_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD10_L2.NRT.006
L2 Snow Cover, 5-Min Swath 500m
L2 Snow Cover Browse N/A
MOD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD09A1N 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09A1N_NRT.006
L3 Daily Rolling 8-Day Surface Reflectance - 500m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD09Q1N 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09Q1N_NRT.006
L3 Daily Rolling 8-Day Surface Reflectance - 250m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD13A4N 10.5067/MODIS/MOD13A4N_NRT.006
L3 Daily Rolling-8-Day Vegetation Indices - 500m
N/A NDVI and EVI
MOD13Q4N 10.5067/MODIS/MOD13Q4N_NRT.006
L3 Daily Rolling-8-Day Vegetation Indices - 250m
N/A NDVI and EVI

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 at 12:58 PM EDT