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Combined Aqua & Terra Product: MCD43A3N

Last update: January 11, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
MCD43A3N

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

Platform:
Terra + Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) MCD43A3N, MODIS Combined Aqua and Terra Albedo is the daily L3 16-day composite global gridded tiled product that provides the black-sky albedo and the white-sky albedo at local solar noon for each of the 7 land bands, visible, near infra-red and the short wave bands. The albedo is retrieved for the current data day as identified in the product granule id using the BRDF/Albedo model parameters provided in the daily MCD43A1N product. The product also contains the mandatory QA dataset for each of the spectral albedo dataset in the file.

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. MCD43A3N: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo Daily L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid, NASA EOSDIS NRT MODAPS. http://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43A3N.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/MCD43A3N.NRT.006


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