Time Series Processing of MODIS Satellite Data for Landscape Epidemiological Applications

  • Markus Neteler ITC -irst


This paper reports on the processing of time series of MODIS NDVI/EVI and LST satellite data in a Geographical Information System (GIS). The required data preparations for the integration of MODIS data in GIS is described with focus on the reprojection from MODIS/Sinusoidal projection to national coordinate systems. To remove low quality pixels, the MODIS quality maps are utilized. We explain subsequent filtering of Land Surface Temperature maps with an outlier detector to eliminate originally undetected cloud pixels. Further analysis of time series is briefly discussed as well as related landscape epidemiological applications in the field of tick-borne diseases.