[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES', Variable_Level_1='ALBEDO']
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V005Entry ID: MCD43B35
Abstract: The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Albedo product (MCD43B3) provides 1-kilometer data describing both directional hemispherical reflectance (black-sky albedo) at local solar noon and bihemispherical reflectance (white-sky albedo). These MCD43B3 albedo quantities are produced from the16-day anisotropy models provided in MCD43B1 and represent averages of the underlying 500m ... values. If black-sky albedos at different solar zenith angles are required then the MCD43B1 values should be used directly to generate them. The MCD43B3 albedo quantities are provided as a level-3 gridded product in the Sinusoidal projection.
Both Terra and Aqua data are used in the generation of 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
1km and 500m products now available: the 1km product is an average of the 500m values (QA flags represent the majority situation)
Quality information stored as a separate product (MCD43B2)
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 degrees x 10 degrees latitude/longitude
File Size: ~9 MB
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Image Dimensions: 1200 x 1200 rows/columns
Resolution: 1 kilometer
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 20
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V005
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V005Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 2000-02-18
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/getSummary.cgi?esdt=4...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~9 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at usgs.gov
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
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/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-03