MOD10A2_5

MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V005

Version 5 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    The MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m Grid (MOD10A2) data set contains data fields for maximum snow cover extent over an eight-day compositing period and a chronology of snow occurrence observations in compressed Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, along with corresponding metadata. MOD10A2 consists of 1200 km by 1200 km tiles of 500 m resolution data gridded in a sinusoidal map projection. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research
  • DOI

    10.5067/C574UGKQQU1T

Data Identification Fields:

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    Processing Level

    Level 3

    Geophysical variables mapped on a grid

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Cover
Other Descriptive Keywords
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ISO Topic Categories
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Additional Attributes
  • HORIZONTALTILENUMBER
    INT
    Horizontal tile number of a grid which increases from left to right
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • PROCESSVERSION
    STRING
    Version of the process software that generated the product.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • QAPERCENTGOODQUALITY
    INT
    Percent of pixels with good quality
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • QAPERCENTOTHERQUALITY
    INT
    Percent of pixels with not so good quality
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • SNOWCOVERPERCENT
    INT
    Percent of granule that was identified as snow covered; % based on area of granule (swath or tile).
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • TileID
    INT
    MODIS Land tile identification number which represents a geographical area on the surface of the Earth bounded by latitude and longitude coordinates.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • VERTICALTILENUMBER
    INT
    Vertical tile number of a grid, which increases from top to bottom.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • identifier_product_doi
    STRING
    Digital object identifier that uniquely identifies this data product
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

  • identifier_product_doi_authority
    STRING
    URL of the digital object identifier resolving authority
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • MODIS

Temporal Information Fields:

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
    Tiling Identification Systems
    System Name Coordinate 1 Min Coordinate 1 Max Coordinate 2 Min Coordinate 2 Max
    MODIS Tile SIN 0.0 35.0 0.0 17.0
Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region
    • Global Land

Data Centers

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  • NASA NSIDC DAAC
    ARCHIVER

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    Archiving Data Center

    https://nsidc.org/daac
    • Home Page
  • NASA NSIDC DAAC
    DISTRIBUTOR

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    Archiving Data Center

    https://nsidc.org/daac
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Data Contacts

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  • Dorothy Hall
    Technical Contact
    Dorothy Hall

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    Mail stop 614.1
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

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  • Vince Salomonson
    Technical Contact
    Vince Salomonson

    University of Utah
    Department of Meteorology
    135 S 1460 E, Rm 809
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

  • George Riggs
    Technical Contact
    George Riggs

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    Code 614.1
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • NSIDC Services
    Technical Contact
    NSIDC Services

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • Dorothy Hall
    Technical Contact
    Dorothy Hall

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    Mail stop 614.1
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    This contact does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • Vince Salomonson
    Technical Contact
    Vince Salomonson

    University of Utah
    Department of Meteorology
    135 S 1460 E, Rm 809
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

  • George Riggs
    Technical Contact
    George Riggs

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    Code 614.1
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
    User Services
    NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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Collection Citations Fields:

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    Collection Citations
    • MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V005
      5

      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

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