MOD10A2061 Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m¶
MOD10A2 is a snow cover data set from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. The data set consists of 1200 km by 1200 km tiles of 500 m resolution data gridded in a sinusoidal map projection. The data set reports the maximum snow cover extent during an eight-day period. The snow cover algorithm identifies snow-covered land and snow-covered ice on inland water. The algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. The eight-day compositing period was chosen because that is the exact ground track repeat period of the Terra and Aqua platforms.
|Maximum_Snow_Extent||Maximum snow extent observed over an eight-day period.||0: missing data |
1: no decision
25: no snow
100: lake ice
254: detector saturated
Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid Author: Hall, D. K. and G. A. Riggs. Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Publication date: 2021-03-30T12:00:00Z Publication place: Boulder, Colorado USA Series: MOD10A2 Edition: 61 DOI: 10.5067/MODIS/MOD10A2.061 URL: https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD10A2.061
Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. "MODIS/Terra snow cover 8-day l3 global 500m grid, version 5." Tile h12v12]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center (2006).
Hall, D. K. and G. A. Riggs. 2021. MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid, Version 61. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD10A2.061. [Date Accessed]
Earth Engine Snippet¶
var MOD10A261 = ee.ImageCollection("projects/sat-io/open-datasets/MODIS/MOD10A261");
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Curated in GEE by: Michael Lefsky and Samapriya Roy
Keywords: albedo, eight-day, 8-day, geophysical, global, modis, nasa, nsidc, snow, terra, mod10a2
Last updated: Last date the dataset was updated (if known)