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Comparison of MODIS and AVHRR 16-day normalized difference vegetation index composite data

January 1, 2004

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data derived from visible and near-infrared data acquired by the MODIS and AVHRR sensors were compared over the same time periods and a variety of land cover classes within the conterminous USA. The relationship between the AVHRR derived NDVI values and those of future sensors is critical to continued long term monitoring of land surface properties. The results indicate that the 16-day composite values are quite similar over the 23 intervals of 2001 that were analyzed, and a linear relationship exists between the NDVI values from the two sensors. The composite AVHRR NDVI data were associated with over 90% of the variation in the MODIS NDVI values. Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2004
Title Comparison of MODIS and AVHRR 16-day normalized difference vegetation index composite data
DOI 10.1029/2003GL019385
Authors Kevin P. Gallo, Lei Ji, Bradley C. Reed, John L. Dwyer, Jeffery C. Eidenshink
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geophysical Research Letters
Series Number
Index ID 70027269
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

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