MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5
Entry ID: MYD10L2C

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Abstract: The MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (MOD10L2C) data set contains snow cover and Quality Assessment (QA) data, latitudes and longitudes in compressed Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution while all other fields are at 500 m resolution. Version 5 (V005), the latest ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, and V. V. Salomonson
Dataset Title: MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km V005
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-16
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: MODAPS
Version: 5
Data Presentation Form: Digital Media
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-02-16
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5 min
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Quality Quality indicators for MODIS snow data can be found in three places: * AutomaticQualityFlag and the ScienceQualityFlag metadata objects and their corresponding explanations: AutomaticQualityFlagExplanation and ScienceQualityFlagExplanation located in the CoreMetadata.0 global attributes * Custom local attributes associated with each Scientific Data Set (SDS), for example snow cover * Snow Cover ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-800-596-8132
Fax: 301-794-7035
Email: modis-ops at
Contact Address:
MODAPS User Support Team
Mail Code: 619
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1128 KB
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: None
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Mail stop 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Diner, D.J., J.V. Martonchik, C. Borel, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, Y. Knyazikhin, R. Myneni, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete. 1999. MISR Level-2 surface retrieval algorithm theoretical basis document. Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). 1996. EOS Ground System (EGS) systems and operations concept. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-11
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