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Aqua Product Descriptions: MYD10_L2

Last update:February 12 2015

Data Set Short Name:
MYD10_L2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 5Min L2 Swath 500m

Platform:
Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m, MYD10_L2, data set contains snow cover and Quality Assessment (QA) data, latitudes and longitudes in compressed Hierarchical Data FormatEarth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution while all other fields are at 500m resolution. The MYD10_L2 data has two separate snow fields. The first field, snow cover, classifies each cloud-free land or inland water body pixel as snow-covered or snow-free. The second field, fractional snow cover, provides the percent of snow cover within each pixel for land and inland water bodies. MODIS snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests.

Production Frequency:
144 file per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
500m

File Size (MB):
2

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/MYD10_L2.NRT.006


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