MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Vegetation Indices Daily Rolling-8-Day L3 Global 250m SIN Grid

Metadata Updated: November 5, 2019

The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) level-3 Vegetation Indices Daily Rolling8Day data, MOD13Q4N, are provided everyday at 250-meter spatial resolution as a gridded leve-3 product in the Sinusoidal projection. Vegetation indices are used for global monitoring of vegetation conditions and are used in products displaying land cover and land cover changes. These data may be used as input for modeling global biogeochemical and hydrologic processes and global and regional climate. These data also may be used for characterizing land surface biophysical properties and processes including primary production and land cover conversion.

Note: This is a near real-time product only. Standard historical data and imagery for MOD13Q4N (250m) and MOD13A4N (500m) are not available. Users can either use the NDVI standard products from LAADS web ( or access the science quality MxD09[A1/Q1] data and create the NDVI product of their own.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019
Unique Identifier C1219032666-LANCEMODIS
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation LANCEMODIS. 2015-09-10. MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices Daily Rolling-8-Day L3 Global 250m SIN Grid. Version 6NRT. MODAPS at NASA/GSFC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, The Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE).
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Data First Published 2016-01-26
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2016-02-04
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Release Place MODAPS at NASA/GSFC
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Temporal 2015-12-07T00:00:00Z/2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
Category CWIC, EOSDIS, ESIP, geospatial

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