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

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

The MODIS MCD43A1 Version 6 Bidirectional reflectance distribution function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Model Parameters data set is a 500 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 BRDF/Albedo for that day. The MCD43A1 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 MCD43A1 provides the three model weighting parameters (isotropic, volumetric, and geometric) for each of the MODIS bands 1 through 7 and the visible (vis), near infrared (nir), and shortwave bands used to derive the Albedo and BRDF products (MCD43A3 and MCD43A4). Along with the 3 dimensional parameter layers for these bands 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
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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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