MCD43D66 v006

MODIS/Terra and Aqua BRDF/Albedo NBAR Band 5 Daily L3 Global 30 ArcSec CMG


PI: Crystal Schaaf

Description

The MCD43D66 Version 6 Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) dataset is produced daily using 16 days of Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data at 30 arc second (1,000 meter (m)) 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.

MCD43D62 through MCD43D68 are the NBAR products of the MCD43D BRDF/Albedo product suite for MODIS bands 1 through 7. The NBAR algorithm removes view angle effects from directional reflectances to model the values as if they were collected from a nadir view at local solar noon.

MCD43D66 is the NBAR for MODIS band 5.

Characteristics

Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions

  • Observations are weighted to estimate the BRDF/Albedo on the ninth day of the 16-day period.
  • MCD43 products use the snow status weighted to the ninth day instead of the majority snow/no-snow observations from the 16-day period.
  • Better quality at high latitudes from use of all available observations for the acquisition period. Collection 5 used only four observations per day.
  • The MCD43 products use L2G-lite surface reflectance as input.
  • When there are insufficient high quality reflectances, a database with archetypal BRDF parameters is used to supplement the observational data and perform a lower quality magnitude inversion. This database is continually updated with the latest full inversion retrieval for each pixel.
  • CMG Albedo is estimated using all the clear-sky observations within the 1,000 m grid for MCD43D as opposed to aggregating from the 500 m albedo.

Product Maturity

The MODIS BRDF/Albedo products have achieved stage 3 validation.

Collection and Granule

Collection

Characteristic Description
CollectionCombined MODIS
DOI10.5067/MODIS/MCD43D66.006
File Size~222 MB
Temporal ResolutionDaily
Temporal Extent2000-02-16 to Present
Spatial ExtentGlobal
Coordinate SystemGeographic Latitude and Longitude
DatumN/A
File FormatHDF-EOS
Geographic DimensionsGlobal

Granule

Characteristic Description
Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers1
Columns/Rows43200 x 21600
Pixel Size~1000 m

Layers

SDS Name Description Units Data Type Fill Value No Data Value Valid Range Scale Factor Additional Offset
Global_BRDF_Albedo_NBAR_Band5 NBAR band 5 N/A 16-bit signed integer 32767 N/A 0 to 32766 0.001 N/A

Product Quality

The corresponding MCD43D31 data file provides product quality information.

Known Issues

For complete information about the MCD43D66 known issues refer to the MODIS Land Quality Assessment website.

Documentation

Using the Data

Tools

Citation

DOI: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD43D66.006

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