[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES', Variable_Level_1='REFLECTANCE']
MODIS/Terra BRDF/Albedo Parameters 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V004Entry ID: MOD43C24
Abstract: This product has been decommissioned.
The 16-day, 0.05 degree global BRDF/Albedo parameter product (MOD43C2) is a level-3 Climate Modeling Grid delivering the model parameters used to create the MODIS Global Albedo product (MOD43C1). The MOD43C2 product is produced on a flat latitude/longitude grid in HDF-EOS format. Three BRDF model parameter values are given for each of 10 wavelength bands (7 ... MODIS Land Bands, 459-2155 nm, in addition to three broad bands compiled from the 300-700 nm, 700-5000 nm, and 300-5000 nm wavelengths). These three weighting parameters (fiso , fvol , fgeo) are associated with the Ross-Thick/Li-Sparse Reciprocal BRDF semi-empirical model, which best describes the scattering (anisotropy of each) pixel. The data are stored band interleaved by pixel. Extensive quality information (in a bit-packed format) is also provided (3600x7200x10 row/column/band).
The global measures of albedo are derived averages computed from the 16-day 1-km global albedo product. The 1-km global albedo, computed by integrating the Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF), describes the characteristic anisotropy of the land surface. The MODIS BRDF parameters are the best fit model weights determined by inverting the multi-date,
multi-angular, cloud-free, atmospherically corrected surface reflectance observations acquired by MODIS over a 16-day period. These parameters can be used in a forward version of the model to fully reconstruct the surface BRDF and thus correct directional reflectances to a common view geometry or to compute the integrated black-sky (at any desired solar zenith angle) and white-sky albedos (as with MOD43C1). Alternately, the parameters can be used directly with a simple polynomial to easily estimate the black-sky albedo with good accuracy for any desired solar zenith angle.
V004 Data Set Characteristics (decommissioned):
Image Dimensions: 3 (3600x7200x10 row/column/band)
File Size: ~66.7 MB
Resolution: 0.05 degree (~5 km)
Projection: Latitude/Longitude Grid
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS): 4
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra BRDF/Albedo Parameters 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V004
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V004Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 2001-07-12Stop Date: 2012-04-30
Latitude Resolution: 0.05 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.05 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality Sensor anomalies may be present.
Access Constraints Only the Golden Month data, August 29, 2002 (day 241) through October 7, 2002 (day 280), is available by special request from LP DAAC User Services (LPDAAC@usgs.gov).
Use Constraints None.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at usgs.gov
LP DAAC User Services U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, revised 2004, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 261 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-14