Short Name:
MOD09A1

MODIS/Terra Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra MOD09A1 Version 6 product provides an estimate of the surface spectral reflectance of Terra MODIS Bands 1 through 7 corrected for atmospheric conditions such as gasses, aerosols, and Rayleigh scattering. Along with the seven 500 meter (m) reflectance bands are two quality layers and four observation bands. For each pixel, a value is selected from all the acquisitions within the 8-day composite period. The criteria for the pixel choice include cloud and solar zenith. When several acquisitions meet the criteria the pixel with the minimum channel 3 (blue) value is used. 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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