MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo White Sky Albedo Band2 Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V006

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

The MCD43D53 Version 6 Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) White Sky Albedo band 2 data set is a daily 16-day product. This product incorporates the Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) structure in which each file geographically covers the entire earth rather than the 10 degree x 10 degree latitude and longitude tiling system utilized by the standard MODIS land products. Unlike the standard CMG pixel resolution of 5600 meters the MCD43D products are 1000 meters, so consequently, because of the large file size each product contains just one layer. 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 values for that day.

The MCD43D42 through MCD43D61 are the Albedo products of the MCD43D BRDF/Albedo product suite. There are 10 black sky albedo bands and 10 white sky Albedo bands representing MODIS bands 1-7 and three broadbands, visible, near infrared, and shortwave. The Black sky albedo (directional hemispherical reflectance) is defined as albedo in the absence of a diffuse component and is a function of solar zenith angle. White sky albedo (bihemispherical reflectance) is defined as albedo in the absence of a direct component when the diffuse component is isotropic. The MCD43D53 is the white sky albedo for MODIS band 2. 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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