The MCD43D17 Version 6 Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Model Parameter dataset is produced daily using 16 days of Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) data at 30 arc second (1,000 meter) resolution. Data are temporally weighted to the ninth day which is reflected in the Julian date in the file name. This Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) product covers the entire globe for use in climate simulation models. Due to the large file size, each MCD43D product contains just one data layer. Each of the three model parameters (isotropic, volumetric, and geometric) for each of the MODIS bands 1 through 7 and the visible, near infrared (NIR), and shortwave bands included in MCD43C1 are stored in a separate file as MCD43D01 through MCD43D30.
MCD43D17 is the BRDF volumetric parameter for MODIS band 6. The volumetric parameter, in conjunction with the isotropic and geometric parameters, is used to derive the BRDF/Albedo values for MODIS band 6.
The MODIS BRDF/Albedo products have achieved stage 3 validation.
|File Size||~210 MB|
|Temporal Extent||2000-02-16 to Present|
|Coordinate System||Geographic Latitude and Longitude|
|Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers||1|
|Columns/Rows||43200 x 21600|
|Pixel Size||~1000 m|
|SDS Name||Description||Units||Data Type||Fill Value||No Data Value||Valid Range||Scale Factor|
|Global_BRDF_Albedo_Parameter2_Band6||BRDF model parameter for vol kernel of band 6||N/A||16-bit signed integer||32767||N/A||0 to 32766||0.001|
The corresponding MCD43D31 data file provides product quality information.
For complete information about MCD43D17 known issues refer to the MODIS Land Quality Assessment website.