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Combined Aqua & Terra Product: MCD43A1N

Last update: January 11, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
MCD43A1N

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 500m SIN Grid

Platform:
Terra + Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) MCD43A1N, MODIS Combined Aqua and Terra Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Model Parameters is a L3 daily 16-day composite global gridded tiled product that provides model parameters/coefficients (isotropic, volume and surface) for characterizing the BRDF of each pixel at 500m resolution in the sinusoidal map projection. BRDF at each pixel for the current day is derived by inverting all available good quality corrected surface reflectance observations acquired by Terra and Aqua MODIS from the 16-day period ending with the current data day. The daily observation are weighed as a function of quality, observation coverage and temporal distance from the current data date. Model parameters are stored as 3D datasets for each of the 7 land bands, visible, near-infrared and shortwave bands along with corresponding mandatory QA flags.

Additional information at MODIS Land Science Team https://modis-land.gsfc.nasa.gov/brdf.html

Production Frequency:
331 file per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
500m

File Size (MB):

Citation:
Crystal Schaaf – University of Massachusetts Boston and MODAPS SIPS - NASA. MCD43A1N: MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid, NASA EOSDIS NRT MODAPS. http://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43A1N.NRT.006

Dataset Originator/Creator:
MODIS Land Science Team/MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)

Data Authors:
Crystal Schaaf

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43A1N.NRT.006


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