MODIS DERIVED NDVI BASED TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF VEGETATION IN THE JODHPUR AREA
Arid region of India shows vast variation in climate and vegetation during last two decades. In order to analysis impact of monsoonal patterns on the vegetation indices of the arid zone, a three years (2015–2017) temporal series Moderate Resolution Image Spectrometer (MODIS) data for Pre & Post Monsoon was used for computing Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The cloud-free NDVI time series data are used to study the relationship between the rainfall pattern and the vegetation changes in Jodhpur District. ENVI and ArcGIS image processing software are used to evaluate and monitor the vegetation for the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons for three years. Enormous changes were observed during pre and post monsoon temporal analysis. This study shows that MODIS NDVI data is best suited for quick vegetation assessment in arid region.