MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m Grid, Version 4Entry ID: MOD10A2
Abstract: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m Grid (MOD10A2) contains data fields for maximum snow cover extent over an 8-day compositing period and a chronology of snow occurrence observations in HDF-EOS format, along with corresponding metadata. MOD10A2 consists of 1200 km by 1200 km tiles of 500 m resolution data gridded in a sinusoidal map projection. MODIS/Terra V004 data extend from 24 ... February 2000 to present. MODIS snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. The only data available for Version 4 (V004) is the Golden Month, which is a sample of V004 data covering the time period 29 August 2002 (day of year 241) through 7 October 2002 (day of year 280). The Golden Month is only available by special request by contacting NSIDC User Services. Please note that NSIDC now has a complete series of Version 5 data, which is the highest version number now available and represents the best quality of data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dorothy K. Hall, Vincent V. Salomonson, and George A. Riggs
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m Grid, Version 4
Dataset Release Date: 2000-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Version: 4Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/mod10a2.html
Start Date: 2000-02-24Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 500 m
Longitude Resolution: 500 m
Temporal Resolution: 8 Days
ISO Topic Category
Zhao, M. and S. W. Running, 2010, Drought-induced reduction in global terrestrial net primary production from 2000 through 2009. Science, 329: 940-943.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-27