MODIS/Terra Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid

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Citation_Information:
Originator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: MODIS/Terra Surface Reflectance 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid
Edition: V003, V004, V005
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Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Description:
Abstract:
The Terra MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) product is a sub-pixel-level representation of surface vegetation cover estimates globally. Designed to continuously represent Earth’s terrestrial surface as a proportion of basic vegetation traits, it provides a gradation of three surface cover components: percent tree cover, percent non-tree cover, and percent bare. VCF products provide a continuous, quantitative portrayal of land surface cover with improved spatial detail, and hence, are widely used in environmental modeling and monitoring applications. The first generation of the VCF algorithm involved a semi-automated process to generate regression trees with machine learning software. A human operator was required to evaluate the tree and decide if it needed more or less training data inputs. The V003 VCF product is the first version from that generation, and only contains the percent tree cover layer, as does the current V005. Generated yearly, the VCF product is produced using monthly composites of Terra MODIS 250 and 500 meters Land Surface Reflectance data, including all seven bands, and Land Surface Temperature. Several reasons help explain the inter-annual fluctuations in the percentage of tree cover from year to year, and therefore, users should exercise caution when considering performing inter-annual comparisons of VCF. V005 Data Set Characteristics: Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long Image Dimensions: 4800 x 4800 rows/columns File Size: 14 MB Resolution: 250 meters Projection: Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Science Data Sets (SDS): 4 V004 Data Set Characteristics: Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long Image Dimensions: 2400 x 2400 rows/columns File Size: ~1.3 MB Resolution: 500 meters Projection: Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Science Data Sets (SDS): 1 V003 Data Set Characteristics: Area: ~10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long Image Dimensions: 4800 x 4800 rows/columns File Size: 66 MB Resolution: 500 meters Projection: Integerized Sinusoidal Data Format: HDF-EOS Science Data Sets (SDS): 12
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/] National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php. 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 http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_1.pdf].
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000305
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CROWN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DECIDUOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > EVERGREEN VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: TERRA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, TERRA (AM-1)
Theme_Keyword: MODIS > MODERATE-RESOLUTION IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Imagery
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Theme_Keyword: Lp Daac
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Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=terra_issues
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 500 meters
Longitude_Resolution: 500 meters
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: LP DAAC > Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
Contact_Person: LP DAAC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LP DAAC User Services
Address: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Address: Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (605) 594-6116
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (605) 594-6963
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: LPDAAC@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: MOD44B
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS
Transfer_Size: 14 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb
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Interface to search, discover, and access EOS data products, and invoke available data services.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/get_data/data_pool/
Access_Instructions:
TLP DAAC Data Pool provides direct access to all currently available MODIS products and the ability to download them via HTTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mrtweb.cr.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
The MODIS Reprojection Tool on the Web (MRTWeb) is available for selected MODIS land products. MRTWeb’s capabilities include reprojecting to alternate map projections, spatial and spectral subsetting, resampling, and alternate output format options.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
USGS EarthExplorer (EE) provides users the ability to query, search and order archived ASTER and MODIS products available from the LP DAAC. Registered users of EE have access to additional features than guest users.
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://glovis.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
The USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) is an online search and order tool driven by browse images. Users may select any geographical area of interest (for any given product) and view all available browse images for that area before deciding to order those products.
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Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
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https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
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.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
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.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/products/modis_products_ta...
Access_Instructions:
Detailed product descriptions and additional information including links for data access, user guides, and customer support, etc.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070324
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130131
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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