The MOD17A3H Version 6 product provides information about annual Net Primary Production (NPP) at 500 meter (m) pixel resolution. Annual NPP is derived from the sum of all 8-day Net Photosynthesis (PSN) products (MOD17A2H) from the given year. The PSN value is the difference of the Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) and the Maintenance Respiration (MR).
|2000-12-26 to 2004-01-03
|1200 km x 1200 km
|Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers
|2400 x 2400
|No Data Value
|Net Primary Productivity
|16-bit signed integer
|-30000 to 32700
|Quality Control Bits
|8-bit unsigned integer
|0 to 254
|Land cover assigned as "unclassified" or not able to determine
|Land cover assigned as urban/built-up
|Land cover assigned as "permanent" wetlands/inundated marshland
|Land cover assigned as perennial snow, ice
|Land cover assigned as barren, sparse veg (rock, tundra, desert)
|Land cover assigned as perennial salt or inland fresh water
The bit flags for the Npp_QC_500m Quality layer are provided in the MOD17A3H File Specification.
The quality layer is stored in an efficient bit-encoded manner. The unpack_sds_bits executable from the LDOPE Tools is available to the user community to help parse and interpret this layer.
In addition to data access and transformation processes, AppEEARS also has the capability to unpack and interpret the quality layer.
Forward processing of MOD17A3H Version 6 data product was discontinued on January 3, 2004, due to unexpected errors in the input data. Users are encouraged to use the MOD17A3HGF Version 6.1 data product.
For complete information about the MOD17A3H known issues refer to the MODIS Land Quality Assessment website.