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VIIRS/JPSS1 Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V002

Metadata Updated: June 4, 2024

The NOAA-20 Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) ( Vegetation Indices (VJ113C1) Version 2 data product provides vegetation indices by a process of selecting the best available pixel over a 16-day acquisition period at 0.05 degree (Deg) resolution. The VNP13 data products are designed after the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra and Aqua Vegetation Indices product suite to promote the continuity of the Earth Observation System (EOS) mission.

The VJ113 algorithm process produces three vegetation indices: The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI), and the Enhanced Vegetation Index-2 (EVI2). NDVI is one of the longest continual remotely sensed time series observations, using both the red and near-infrared (NIR) bands. EVI is a slightly different vegetation index that is more sensitive to canopy cover, while NDVI is more sensitive to chlorophyll. EVI2 is a reformation of the standard 3-band EVI, using the red band and NIR band. This reformation addresses arising issues when comparing VIIRS EVI to other EVI models that do not include a blue band. EVI2 will eventually become the standard EVI.

Along with the three Vegetation Indices layers, this product also includes layers for the standard deviations of each Vegetation Index; NIR reflectance; three shortwave infrared (SWIR) reflectance; red, blue, and green reflectance; number of pixels, number of pixels used; pixel reliability; average sun angle, and a quality layer. Two low resolution browse images are also available for each VJ113C1 product: EVI and NDVI.

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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 July 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024

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Metadata Created Date July 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024
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Data First Published 2023-07-19
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-07-19
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Citation Eric Vermote. 2023-07-19. VIIRS/JPSS1 Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V002. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center. This data set was provided by the NASA/NOAA NPP Project. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles. .
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