Release of MODIS Version 6 MAIAC Data Products

May 30, 2018
By: LP DAAC

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of three Terra and Aqua Combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6 global Multi-Angle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction (MAIAC) data products. There are two Level 2 Gridded data products: MAIAC Land Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Factor (BRF) (MCD19A1) and Land Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) (MCD19A2), and one Level 3 data product: Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) Model Parameters (MCD19A3). MCD19A1 is provided daily, at 500 meter (m) and 1 kilometer (km) spatial resolutions, from 2000 to present. MCD19A2 is provided daily, at 1 km spatial resolution, from 2000 to present. MCD19A3 provides data every 8 days (representing data acquired on the 8th day only), at 1 km spatial resolution, from 2000 to present.

The MCD19A1 data product includes an estimate of the surface spectral BRF as it would be measured at ground-level in the absence of atmospheric scattering or absorption. The MCD19A2 data product provides the atmospheric properties and view geometry used to calculate the MCD19A1 data product. The MCD19A3 data product provides three parameters associated with the Ross-Thick Li-Sparse (RTLS) BRDF model and instantaneous spectral albedo. The BRDF/albedo retrievals represent cloud-free and generally low aerosol conditions.

A citation containing the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each dataset is provided below.

  • MODIS/Terra and Aqua MAIAC Land Surface BRF Daily L2G Global 500 m and 1 km SIN Grid V006 – MCD19A1.006
    Lyapustin, A., Wang, Y. (2018). MCD19A1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Surface BRF Daily L2G Global 500m and 1km SIN Grid V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD19A1.006
  • MODIS/Terra and Aqua MAIAC Land Aerosol Optical Depth Daily L2G 1 km SIN Grid V006 – MCD19A2.006
    Lyapustin, A., Wang, Y. (2018). MCD19A2 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Aerosol Optical Depth Daily L2G Global 1km SIN Grid V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD19A2.006
  • MODIS/Terra and Aqua MAIAC BRDF Model Parameters 8-Day L3 1 km SIN Grid V006 – MCD19A3.006
    Lyapustin, A., Wang, Y. (2018). MCD19A3 MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF Model Parameters 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD19A3.006

The data are available for download through DAAC2Disk, Data Pool, and NASA Earthdata Search.

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