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MODIS/Aqua Near Real Time (NRT) Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km, Version 005
Entry ID: MYD29_C5_NRT

Abstract: MODIS/Aqua Near Real Time (NRT) Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km (MYD29) contains the following fields: sea ice by reflectance, sea ice by reflectance pixel quality assurance (QA), ice surface temperature (IST), IST pixel QA, sea ice by IST, combined sea ice, latitudes, and longitudes in HDF-EOS format along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km ... View entire text
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Description: Near real-time (NRT) data are available from MODAPS for certain Aqua and Terra MODIS L0, L1, L2, L2G, and L3 products. Whereas the standard MODIS forward processing acquires 2-hour L0 files for Aqua and Terra from EDOS within 7-8 hours of real time, LANCE-MODIS acquires session-based L0 files from EDOS and the end of the session is available within 10-30 minutes after real time.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 5NRT
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-12-27
Stop Date: 2016-01-07
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 5-min
ISO Topic Category
Quality In MYD29 Version 4 (V004) data, the sea ice algorithm uses Aqua/MODIS band 7. Good quality has been observed in the sea ice maps; however, investigation of effects of the switch to band 7 is continuing. The cloud mask product, MYD35_L2, used as input to the MYD29 algorithm also changed to use of band 7. The effect of that change relative to sea ice/cloud discrimination is being investigated. The ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27