MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Albedo Daily L3 Global - 500m V006

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

The MODIS MCD43A3 Version 6 Albedo Model data set is a 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 MCD43A3 algorithm, as is 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.

The MCD43A3 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 albedo layers are the Mandatory Quality layers for each of the 10 bands. The MODIS BRDF/ALBEDO products have achieved stage 3 validation.

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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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Temporal 2000-02-16T00:00:00Z/2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
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