: 1km Annual NPP
MOD17A3 is an Annual Net Primary Productivity Algorithm. This vegetation production product is designed to provide an accurate regular measure of the growth of the terrestrial vegetation. For more information please visit the
NTSG MODIS website
or download the
Official MOD17 User's Guide
. For current data product issues go to the
MODLAND MOD17 Known Issues Page
The rate at which light energy is converted to plant biomass is termed primary productivity. The sum total of the converted energy is called gross primary productivity (GPP).
Net primary productivity (NPP) is the sum of the cumulative daily PSNnet less the costs associated with annual maintenance and growth respiration.