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MODIS/Terra Water Reservoir Monthly L3 Global V061

The Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Water Reservoir Monthly Level 3 (L3) Global (MOD28C3) Version 6.1 product provides current data for 151 man-made reservoirs and 13 regulated natural lakes for a total of 164 reservoirs. The MOD28C3 Version 6.1 data product is a composite of the 8-day area classifications from MOD28C2, which is converted to provide monthly elevation and water storage. Lake Temperature and Evaporation Model (LTEM) ( via MODIS Land Surface Temperature (LST) (MOD21) and meteorological data from Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) ( are used to produce monthly evaporation rates and volume losses. The MOD28C3 data product contains a single layer with information about the reservoir identifier, dam location (longitude and latitude), monthly reservoir area, elevation, storage capacity, evaporation rate, and evaporation volume.

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