LP DAAC Releases MODIS Version 6.1 Radiation Data Products

March 18, 2021
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Terra+Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6.1 Surface Radiation and Photosynthetically Active Radiation data products at 1 kilometer (km) pixel resolution. These collections will continue to grow as data are produced chronologically. Version 6 Radiation data products at 5 km pixel resolution will remain available and will continue with forward processing during this transition. Details on product improvements for Version 6.1 are provided on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) landing pages.

Along with the release of the existing Radiation products, LP DAAC is pleased to announce the release of new Downward Shortwave Radiation and Photosynthetically Active Radiation datasets at 0.05 degree (~5,600 meter) spatial resolution in a global Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) for use in climate simulation models.

A citation containing the DOI for each dataset is provided below.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Surface Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid V061 - MCD18A1
Wang, D.. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Surface Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD18A1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Photosynthetically Active Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid V061 - MCD18A2
Wang, D.. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Photosynthetically Active Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD18A2.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Downward Shortwave Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG V061 - MCD18C1
Wang, D.. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Downward Shortwave Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD18C1.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Photosynthetically Active Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG V061 - MCD18C2
Wang, D.. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Photosynthetically Active Radiation Daily/3-Hour L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V061. 2021, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD18C2.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

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

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