MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Albedo Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

The MODIS MCD43C3 Version 6 Albedo Model data set is a 5600 meter daily 16-day product. The Julian date in the granule ID of each specific file represents the 9th day of the 16 day composite period, and consequently the observations are weighted to estimate the Albedo for that day. The MCD43C3 algorithm, as with all combined products, has the luxury of choosing the best representative pixel from a pool that includes all the acquisitions from both the Terra and Aqua sensors from the composite period. This product is based on a Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) for the purpose of being used in climate simulation models.

The MCD43C3 provides both directional hemispherical reflectance (black sky albedo) and bihemispherical reflectance (white sky albedo) 500 meter data for each of the MODIS bands 1 through 7 and the visible (vis), near infrared (nir), and shortwave bands. Along with the 20 albedo bands are 5 ancillary layers. The MODIS BRDF/ALBEDO products have achieved stage 3 validation.

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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 August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019
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