The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Albedo product (MCD43A3) provides 500-meter data describing both directional hemispherical reflectance (black-sky albedo) and bihemispherical reflectance (white-sky albedo). The MCD43A3 product contains 16 days of data provided in a level-3 gridded data set in Sinusoidal projection.
Both Terra and Aqua data are used to generate this ... product, providing the highest probability for quality input data and designating it as an MCD, meaning Combined, product.
Version-5 MODIS BRDF & Albedo products have attained Validation Stage 3.
Change Points of Interest
500m product now available
Quality information stored as a separate product (MCD43A2)
Reduced file volume: internal compression
Phased production strategy: Produced every 8 days with 16 days of acquisition (i.e., production period 2001001 includes acquisition between Days 001 and 016, production period 2001009 includes acquisition between Days 009 and 024)
More: Collection 005 Change Summary for MODIS BRDF/Albedo (MCD43) Algorithms (http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/QA_WWW/forPage/C005_Change_BRDF.pdf)
V005 Data Set Characteristics:
Temporal Coverage: February 18, 2000 -
Area: 10° x 10° lat/long
File Size: ~31 MB
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Image Dimensions: 2400x2400 rows/columns
Resolution: 500 meters
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 20