Assessment of the MODIS vegetation index compositing algorithm using quality assurance flags and sun/view angles

Tomoaki Miura, Alfredo R. Huete, Kamel Didan, Wim J.D. van Leeuwen, Hiroki Yoshioka

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Abstract

The compositing algorithm of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) vegetation index (VI) is described. The algorithm uses a bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) model to produce nadir looking equivalent reflectance values if enough cloud free observations are available during a 16-day compositing period. Preliminary results show that the MODIS compositing algorithm has improved upon the conventional maximum value composite (MVC) technique. The view zenith angles of the composite pixels were found to be closer to nadir for the MODIS algorithm than for the MVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages545-547
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 24 2000Jul 28 2000

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Other2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period7/24/007/28/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Miura, T., Huete, A. R., Didan, K., van Leeuwen, W. J. D., & Yoshioka, H. (2000). Assessment of the MODIS vegetation index compositing algorithm using quality assurance flags and sun/view angles. 545-547. Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .