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Terra Product Descriptions: MOD29

Last update:February 9 2015

Data Set Short Name:
MOD29

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent 5Min L2 Swath 1km

Platform:
Terra

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km, MOD29, data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance sea ice by reflectance, pixel Quality Assessment (QA), Ice Surface Temperature (IST), IST pixel QA, latitudes, and longitudes in Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution while all other fields are at 1 km resolution. The sea ice algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) modified for sea ice to distinguish sea ice from open ocean based on reflective and thermal characteristics.

Production Frequency:
144 file per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
1km

File Size MB:
4.0

Citation:

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

Data Authors:
DOROTHY K. HALL VINCE V. SALOMONSON GEORGE A. RIGGS

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD29.NRT.006


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