Short Name:
MOD03

MODIS/Terra Geolocation Fields 5-Min L1A Swath 1km

The MODIS/Terra Geolocation Fields 5Min L1A Swath 1km are calculated for each 1 km MODIS Instantaneous Field of Views (IFOV) for all orbits daily(in Collection 6 and later, information is provided to claculate 500m geolocation fields). The locations and ancillary information corresponds to the intersection of the centers of each IFOV from 10 detectors in an ideal 1 km band on the Earth's surface. A digital terrain model is used to model the Earth's surface. The main inputs are the spacecraft attitude and orbit, the instrument telemetry and the digital elevation model. The geolocation fields include geodetic Latitude, Longitude, surface height above geoid, solar zenith and azimuth angles, satellite zenith and azimuth angles, and a land/sea mask for each 1 km sample. Additional information is included in the header to enable the calculation of the approximate location of the center of the detectors of any of the 36 MODIS bands. This product is used as input by a large number of subsequent MODIS products, particularly the products produced by the Land team. The short name for this product is MOD03. Each file is roughly 30 MB in size, and the total data volume is approximately 8 GB/day. See the MODIS Science Team homepage for more data set information: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/

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