Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Desert Management and Control, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resources, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas

3 Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resources, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran



The past decade has seen a major revolution in vegetation monitoring using satellite imagery, resulting in quantitative indicators of vegetation with a professional processor in a web-based interactive development environment. In this study, using MOD13A1 and MOD13Q1 products of Modis sensor, the trend of temporal and spatial changes of NDVI and EVI indices in Fars province in a period of 16 days from 2000 to 2020 was coded and processed monthly in Google Earth engine system. The results of this study showed that the average index of NDVI index is from minimum 0.11 to maximum 0.495 and the average index of EVI index is 0.1. According to the results obtained in this survey, in all the years from 2000 to 2020 in January, NDVI and EVI values had the highest values compared to other months, so that in January 2019 and January 2020, the highest EVI values averaged 0.22 and the NDVI values Was estimated to be 0.18. The lowest monthly average values of both indices occurred between 2000 and 2005, which indicates that the vegetation has been severely degraded during these years. The results of spatial changes using EVI index showed that the level of vegetation in Fars province in different months varied from 10,000 square kilometers to 22,000 square kilometers and from the perspective of NDVI index from 15,000 square kilometers to 30,000 square kilometers.


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