MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m, Version 4Entry ID: MYD10_L2
Abstract: MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m (MYD10_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), the latest version of MODIS data available, has two separate snow cover fields: ... one incorporating the original cloud mask, and another using a less cloud-conservative mask. MODIS/Aqua V004 data extend from 04 July 2002 to present. 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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: D. Hall, V. Salomonson
Dataset Title: MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m, Version 4
Dataset Release Date: 2000-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital mediaOnline Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/myd10_l2.html
Start Date: 2002-07-04Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 500 m
Longitude Resolution: 500 m
Temporal Resolution: 5 min
ISO Topic Category
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Data Set Progress
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-02-16