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MCD43C3

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V005

The MCD43C3.005 dataset was decommissioned as of April 9, 2018. The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Albedo product (MCD43C3) provides data describing both directional hemispherical reflectance (black-sky albedo) and bihemispherical reflectance (white-sky albedo). The MCD43C3 product contains 16 days of data provided in a level-3 data set projected to a 0.05° (5,600 meters) latitude/longitude Climate Modeling Grid (CMG). Both Terra and Aqua data are used to generate this product, providing the highest probability for quality input data and designating it as an "MCD," meaning "Combined," product. Version-5 MODIS BRDF and Albedo products have attained Validation Stage 3. Change Points of Interest Snow-free parameters and quality available in new product (MCD43C2) 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 (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/public/files/C005_Change_BRDF.pdf) V005 Data Set Characteristics: Temporal Coverage: February 18, 2000 - March 29, 2017 Area: Global File Size: ~185 MB Projection: Latitude/Longitude Grid Data Format: HDF-EOS Image Dimensions: 3600 x 7200 rows/columns Resolution: 0.05 degree (5600 meters) Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 24

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