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MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity Monthly L3 Global 6km SIN Grid V061

Metadata Updated: June 4, 2024

The MYD11B3 Version 6.1 product provides average monthly per pixel Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) in a 1,200 by 1,200 kilometer (km) tile with a pixel size of 5,600 meters (m). Each LST&E pixel value in the MYD11B3 is a simple average of all the corresponding values from the MYD11B1 ( collected during the month period. Each MYD11B3 granule consists of 19 layers including daytime and nighttime layers for LSTs, quality control assessments, observation times, view zenith angles, and number of clear sky observations along with percentage of land in the tile and emissivities from bands 20, 22, 23, 29, 31, and 32. Unique to the MYD11B products are additional day and night LST layers generated from band 31 of the corresponding 1 km MYD11_L2 swath product aggregated to the 6 km grid.

Validation at stage 2 ( has been achieved for all MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity products. Further details regarding MODIS land product validation for the MYD11 data products are available from the MODIS Land Team Validation site (

Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions

  • The Version 6.1 Level-1B (L1B) products have been improved by undergoing various calibration changes that include: changes to the response-versus-scan angle (RVS) approach that affects reflectance bands for Aqua and Terra MODIS, corrections to adjust for the optical crosstalk in Terra MODIS infrared (IR) bands, and corrections to the Terra MODIS forward look-up table (LUT) update for the period 2012 - 2017.
  • A polarization correction has been applied to the L1B Reflective Solar Bands (RSB).

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date April 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024

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Metadata Created Date April 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 4, 2024
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Data First Published 2021-02-04
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-02-04
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Citation Zhengming Wan, Simon Hook, Glynn Hulley. 2021-02-04. MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity Monthly L3 Global 6km SIN Grid V061. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles..
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