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Terra Product Descriptions: MYD29

Last update: February 12 2015

Data Set Short Name:
MYD29

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

Platform:
Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km, MYD29, 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 5km resolution while all other fields are at 1km 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/MYD29.NRT.006


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