[Location: Location_Category='GEOGRAPHIC REGION', Location_Type='NORTHERN HEMISPHERE']
MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m, Version 4Entry ID: MOD10_L2
Abstract: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m (MOD10_L2) contains snow cover and quality assurance (QA) data, latitudes, and longitudes in HDF-EOS format, along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution, while all other fields are at 500 m resolution. Version 4 (V004) has two separate snow cover fields: one incorporating the original cloud mask, and ... another using a less cloud-conservative mask. MODIS/Terra V004 data extend from 24 February 2000 to Dec 31, 2006. MODIS snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. The only data available for Version 4 (V004) is the Golden Month, which is a sample of V004 data covering the time period 29 August 2002 (day of year 241) through 7 October 2002 (day of year 280). The Golden Month is only available by special request by contacting NSIDC User Services. Please note that NSIDC now has a complete series of Version 5 data, which is the highest version number now available and represents the best quality of data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Great Lakes Daily Ice Observations at NOAA Water Level Gauge Sites
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G00945.html
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ftp
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Hanson H.P., C.S. Hanson and B.H. Yu. 1992. Recent Great Lakes Ice Trends. Bulletin of the AMS. 73(5):577-84.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-20