MYD21A2_006

MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/3-Band Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V006

Version 006
  • Abstract
    MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/3-Band Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid (MYD21A2.006). A new suite of MODIS Land Surface Temperature (LST) and Emissivity products are available in Collection 6. The MYD21 LST algorithm differs from the algorithm of the MYD11 LST products, in that the MYD21 algorithm is based on the ASTER Temperature Emissivity Separation (TES) technique, whereas the MYD11 uses the split-window technique. The MYD21 TES algorithm uses a physics-based algorithm to retrieve dynamically both the LST and Emissivity simultaneously from the three MODIS thermal infrared bands 29, 31, and 32. The TES algorithm is combined with an improved Water Vapor Scaling (WVS) atmospheric correction scheme to stabilize the retrieval during very warm and humid conditions. The MYD21A2 dataset is an 8-day composite LST product that uses an algorithm based on a simple-averaging method. The algorithm calculates the average from all the cloud free MYD21A1D and MYD21A1N daily acquisitions from the 8-day period. Unlike the MOD21A1 data sets where the daytime and nighttime acquisitions are separate products, the MYD21A2 contains both daytime and nighttime acquisitions as separate science dataset (SDS) layers within a single Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) file. The LST, Quality Control (QC), View zenith angle, and Viewing time have separate day and night SDS layers, while the values for the MODIS emissivity bands 29, 31, and 32 are the average of both the nighttime and daytime acquisitions. Additional details regarding the method used to create this Level 3 (L3) product are available in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/public/product_documentation/mod21_user_guide.pdf).
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 6 Processing and Reprocessing
  • DOI

    10.5067/MODIS/MYD21A2.006

    http://dx.doi.org

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    Processing Level

    2

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    Quality
    Collection Progress

    In Work

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES
    • LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • EMISSIVITY

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • MODIS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) CARTESIAN GEODETIC
    Tiling Identification Systems
    System Name Coordinate 1 Min Coordinate 1 Max Coordinate 2 Min Coordinate 2 Max
    MODIS Tile SIN 0.0 35.0 0.0 17.0
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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, Maryland 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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