MODIS/Terra BRDF/Albedo Parameters 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
Entry ID: MOD43C2

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Abstract: This product is 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 ... View entire text
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Description: The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is one of several discipline-specific data centers within the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). The LP DAAC Web page provides information about available data products, services, documentation, order interfaces, and tools.

Description: The MODIS Land home page is maintained through NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and documents various aspects of the land component of the MODIS mission.
Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V003, V004
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-07-12
Data Resolution
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 (
Use Constraints None.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MOD43C2

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at
Contact Address:
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
Country: USA
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center,

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].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31
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