MCD43C2_006

MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Snow-free Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006

Version 006
  • Abstract
    Version 6 Bidirectional reflectance distribution function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Model Snow Free Quality Parameters data set is a 5600 meter daily 16-day product. The Julian date in the granule ID of each specific file represents the 9th day of the 16 day composite period, and consequently the observations are weighted to estimate the BRDF/Albedo for that day. The MCD43C1 algorithm, as with all combined products, has the luxury of choosing the best representative pixel from a pool that includes all the acquisitions from both the Terra and Aqua sensors from the composite period. This product is based on a Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) for the purpose of being used in climate simulation models. The MCD43C2 provides the three snow free model weighting parameters (isotropic, volumetric, and geometric) used for each of the MODIS bands 1 through 7 and the visible (vis), near infrared (nir), and shortwave bands to derive the Albedo and BRDF products (MCD43A3 and MCD43A4). Along with the 30 parameter layers there are 4 ancillary layers. The MODIS BRDF/ALBEDO products have achieved stage 3 validation.
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 6 Processing and Reprocessing
  • DOI

    10.5067/MODIS/MCD43C2.006

    https://dx.doi.org

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    Processing Level

    3

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    Quality
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    In Work

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • REFLECTANCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • ANISOTROPY

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • MODIS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • MODIS

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    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
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  • LP DAAC
    ARCHIVER
    Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center

    U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198

    M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time
    • 605-594-6116
    • 605-594-6963
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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/HBSL/BISB/MODAPS
    PROCESSOR
    MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

    NASA/GSFC Code 922
    GREENBELT, Maryland 20771

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