LP DAAC Releases MODIS Version 6.1 Albedo, BRDF, and NBAR Data Products

February 22, 2021
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Combined Terra+Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6.1 MCD43A[1-4], MCD43C[1-4], and MCD43D[01-68] data products. This product suite includes Albedo, Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF), and Nadir Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF)-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) data. These collections will continue to grow as historical and forward processing is completed. Details on product improvements for Version 6.1 are provided on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) landing pages. Version 6 BRDF/Albedo data products will remain available and will continue with forward processing during this transition.

Sample citations containing the DOI for MCD43A1, MCD43C1, and MCD43D01 are provided below.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid V061 – MCD43A1
Schaaf, C., Z. Wang. MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global - 500m V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43A1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Model Parameters Daily L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG V061 – MCD43C1
Schaaf, C., Z. Wang. MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/AlbedoModel Parameters Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43C1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Parameter 1 Band 1 Daily L3 Global 30 ArcSec CMG V061 – MCD43D01
Schaaf, C., Z. Wang. MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Parameter1 Band1 Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43D01.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

The data are available for download through Data Pool and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

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