Monthly NDVI change in USA and Global from 2002-2017


The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that reflect the greenness and the heath condition of vegetations.

The raw data is from NASA MOD13A.

How to download the rawdata

The code of the monthly NDVI from MODIS dataset is MOD13C2, so type the code below in your terminal and the wget will download all availalble data from server to you local matchine.

wget  --user=XXXXX --password=XXXX -r -c -np -x

The R package RoundAndRound and PIHMgisR is used for this data processing and visulization.