Short Name:
MYD09GQ

MODIS/Aqua Surface Reflectance Daily L2G Global 250m SIN Grid V006

The MYD09GQ Version 6 product provides an estimate of the surface spectral reflectance of Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) 250 meter (m) bands 1 and 2, corrected for atmospheric conditions such as gasses, aerosols, and Rayleigh scattering. Along with the 250 m bands are the Quality Assurance (QA) layer and five observation layers. This product is intended to be used in conjunction with the quality and viewing geometry information of the 500 m product (MYD09GA). Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions * Improvements to the aerosol retrieval and correction algorithm along with new aerosol retrieval look-up tables. * Refinements to the internal snow, cloud, and cloud shadow detection algorithms. Uses Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) database to better constrain the different threshold used. * Processes ocean bands to create a new Surface Reflectance Ocean product and provides Quality Assurance (QA) datasets for these bands. * Improved discrimination of salt pans from cloud and snow, along with the inclusion of a salt pan flag in the QA band.

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