MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5Entry ID: MOD10L2C
Abstract: The MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) 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 version of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data available has two separate snow fields. The first field, snow cover, classifies each cloud-free land or inland water body pixel as snow-covered or snow-free, the second field, fractional snow cover, provides the percent of snow cover within each pixel for land and inland water bodies. MODIS snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 24 February 2000 to present via FTP. Data can also be obtained in GeoTIFF format by ordering the data through the Data Pool.
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Data Set Citation
Start Date: 2015-12-06
Temporal Resolution: 5 min
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > LAKE ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > RIVER ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER > FRACTIONAL SNOW COVER
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > LAKE ICE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > RIVER ICE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER > FRACTIONAL SNOW COVER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
ISO Topic Category
Quality Overall NRT products match to operational with some expected minor differences from use of different ancillaries and ephemeris. There aren't any data gaps or data artifacts. Information on comparison of C5 Operational and NRT Atmospheric Products is posted at: http://lance.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/data_products/comparison.html. Information on comparison of C6 Operational and NRT Atmospheric and Land Products is posted at: http://lance3.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/data_products/comparison_atmos... and http://lance3.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/data_products/comparison_land.....
Use Constraints None. See disclaimer: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/about-lance/dis....
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