Datasets for Development Economists.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tucker et al. (2005) compile the global NDVI data, based on the AVHRR satellite sensors, for each of 8km square cells with a bimonthly frequency between July 1981 and December 2004, by improving the methodology over the previous attempts.
The data is supposed to be available here, but as of April 2017, it's out of service.
The NDVI data for 2001-2006, based on MODIS satellite sensors (better data quality than AVHRR but only for more recent periods), is available here.