The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters product (MCD43A1) contains three-dimensional (3D) data sets providing users with weighting parameters for the models used to derive the Albedo and BRDF products (MCD43A3, MCD43A4). The models support the spatial relationship and parameter characterization best describing the differences in radiation due to ... scattering (anisotropy) of each pixel, relying on multi-date, atmospherically corrected, and cloud-cleared input data measured over 16-day periods.
Both Terra and Aqua data are used in the generation of this product, providing the highest probability for quality input data.
V005 Data Set Characteristics:
Area: 10° x 10° lat/long
Image Dimensions: 2400x2400 rows/columns
File Size: ~41 MB
Resolution: 500 meters
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 11