MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Parameters 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V005Entry ID: MCD43C1
Abstract: The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters product (MCD43C1) contains the weighting parameters for the models used to derive the Albedo and Nadir BRDF Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) products (MCD43C3 and MCD43C4). The models support the spatial relationship and parameter characterization best describing the differences in radiation due to the scattering ... (anisotropy) of each pixel, relying on multi-date, atmospherically corrected, cloud-cleared input data measured over 16-day periods.
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 (http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/QA_WWW/forPage/C005_Change_BRDF.pdf)
V005 Data Set Characteristics:
File Size: ~231 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): 34
Purpose: Science Research
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Data Set Citation
Start Date: 1999-12-18
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