Regional amazon basin and global analyses of MODIS vegetation indices: Early results and comparisons with AVHRR

Alfredo Huete, Kamel Didan, Yosio Shimabokuro, Laerte Ferreira, Edna Rodriguez

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Abstract

The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and the enhanced vegetation index (EVI) for global and regional vegetation monitoring were analyzed using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS). The histograms for the two indices were analyzed from hyperarid to moist tropical vegetation biomes and compared with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) NDVI product. The MODIS-NDVI exhibited a much wider range in values and sensitivity to vegetation conditions, possibly due to the narrower bandpasses and their increased sensitivity to chlorophyll absorption and lower sensitivity to water vapor in the atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages536-538
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

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

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Huete, A., Didan, K., Shimabokuro, Y., Ferreira, L., & Rodriguez, E. (2000). Regional amazon basin and global analyses of MODIS vegetation indices: Early results and comparisons with AVHRR. 536-538. Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .