Release of MODIS Version 6 BRDF/Albedo Gap-Filled Snow-Free Product

July 19, 2019
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Terra and Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Global Gap-Filled, Snow-Free Version 6 (MCD43GF V6) data product. The MCD43GF data product is derived from the MCD43 BRDF/Albedo 30 arc second Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) Version 6 product suite. MCD43GF is produced daily using 16 days of MODIS data to provide a gap-filled, snow-free, global product at 1 km spatial resolution.

BRDF/Albedo product parameters are computed for MODIS spectral bands 1 through 7 as well as shortwave-infrared, visible and near-infrared bands. The MCD43GF product includes 67 layers containing black-sky albedo at local solar noon, three model weights (isotropic, volumetric, and geometric), quality, NADIR BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) at local solar noon, and white-sky albedo.

Due to the large file size, each layer represented is distributed as a separate HDF file.

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the data product is given below.

MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo CMG Gap-Filled Snow-Free Product MCD43GF V006 - MCD43GF
Schaaf, C. (2019). MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Gap-Filled Snow-Free Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD43GF.006

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

Please contact LP DAAC User Services lpdaac@usgs.gov for further questions.

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