MCD43B3_005

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V005

Version 005
  • Abstract
    The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Albedo product (MCD43B3) provides 1-kilometer data describing both directional hemispherical reflectance (black-sky albedo) at local solar noon and bihemispherical reflectance (white-sky albedo). These MCD43B3 albedo quantities are produced from the16-day anisotropy models provided in MCD43B1 and represent averages of the underlying 500m values. If black-sky albedos at different solar zenith angles are required then the MCD43B1 values should be used directly to generate them. The MCD43B3 albedo quantities are provided as a level-3 gridded product in the Sinusoidal projection. Both Terra and Aqua data are used in the generation of this product, providing the highest probability for quality input data and designating it as an "MCD," meaning "Combined," product. Version-5 MODIS BRDF & Albedo products have attained Validation Stage 3. Change Points of Interest 1km and 500m products now available: the 1km product is an average of the 500m values (QA flags represent the majority situation) Quality information stored as a separate product (MCD43B2) Reduced file volume: internal compression Phased production strategy: Produced every 8 days with 16 days of acquisition (i.e., production period 2001001 includes acquisition between Days 001 and 016, production period 2001009 includes acquisition between Days 009 and 024) More: Collection 005 Change Summary for MODIS BRDF/Albedo (MCD43) Algorithms (http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/QA_WWW/forPage/C005_Change_BRDF.pdf) V005 Data Set Characteristics: Temporal Coverage: February 18, 2000 - March 29, 2017 Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees latitude/longitude File Size: ~9 MB Projection: Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Image Dimensions: 1200 x 1200 rows/columns Resolution: 1 kilometer Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 20
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 5 Processing and Reprocessing

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Sensor Measurements

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Access Constraints

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

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Terra
    Instruments
    • MODIS
  • 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, 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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