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This false-colored MOD11A2 image shows the 8-day average values of daytime clear-sky LSTs retrieved from MODIS data in the period of April 30 May 7, 2000 over the eastern coast of the United States.
The level-3 MODIS global Land Surface Temperature (LST) and Emissivity 8-day data are composed from the daily 1-kilometer LST product (MOD11A1) and stored on a 1-km Sinusoidal grid as the average values of clear-sky LSTs during an 8-day period.
MOD11A2 is comprised of daytime and nighttime LSTs, quality assessment, observation times, view angles, bits of clear sky days and nights, and emissivities estimated in Bands 31 and 32 from land cover types.
Version-5 MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity products are validated to Stage 2, which means that their accuracy has been assessed over a widely distributed set of locations and time periods via several ground-truth and validation efforts. Further details regarding MODIS land product validation for the LST/E products are available from the following URL: http://landval.gsfc.nasa.gov/ProductStatus.php?ProductID=MOD11
Collection 5 Changes in the V5 PGE16 (PDF)
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Science Data Sets for MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V005 (MOD11A2):
Science Data Sets (HDF Layers) (12)
MULTIPLY BY SCALE FACTOR
|LST_Day_1km: 8-Day daytime 1km grid land surface temperature||Kelvin||16-bit unsigned integer||0||7500–65535||0.02|
|QC_Day: Quality control for daytime LST and emissivity||Bit Field||8-bit unsigned integer||See QA NOTE||0–255||na|
|Day_view_time: Average time of daytime land surface temperature observation||Hours||8-bit unsigned integer||255||0–240||0.1|
|Day_view_angle: Average view zenith angle of daytime land surface temperature||Degree||8-bit unsigned integer||255||0–130||1 (-65)|
|LST_Night_1km: 8-Day nighttime 1km grid land surface temperature||Kelvin||16-bit unsigned integer||0||7500–65535||0.02|
|QC_Night: Quality control for nighttime LST and emissivity||Bit Field||8-bit unsigned integer||See QA NOTE||0–255||na|
|Night_view_time: Average time of nighttime land surface temperature observation||Hours||8-bit unsigned integer||255||0 – 240||0.1|
|Night_view_angle: Average view zenith angle of nighttime land surface temperature||Degree||8-bit unsigned integer||255||0–130||1 (-65)|
|Emis_31: Band 31 Emissivity||none||8-bit unsigned integer||0||1–255||0.0020 (+0.49)|
|Emis_32: Band 32 Emissivity||none||8-bit unsigned integer||0||1–255||0.0020 (+0.49)|
|Clear_sky_days: the days in clear sky conditions and with valid LSTs||None||8-bit unsigned integer||0||1–255||na|
|Clear_sky_nights: the nights in clear sky conditions and with valid LSTs||None||8-bit unsigned integer||0||1–255||na|
The table below lists the bit field legend for the LST Quality Indicators.
The QC science data sets in this product (QC_Day, QC_Night) provide the user with information on algorithm results that can be viewed in a spatial context for each pixel. The QC information tells if algorithm results were nominal, abnormal, or if other defined conditions were encountered for a pixel. The QC information should be used to help determine the usefulness of the LST data for a user's needs. The QC information can be extracted by reading the flags stored in an 8-bit unsigned integer. See Table 1 (QC_Day, QC_Night) below.
NOTE: there is no FillValue for the QC SDS. This SDS should be used together with the LST SDS. If LST has FillValue 0, the 0-1 bits in QC have values of 10 or 11, other bit fields with 0 as undefined.
V005 MOD11A2 QC_DAY, QC_NIGHT
|0–1||Mandatory QA Flags||00||LST produced, good quality, not necessary to examine more detailed QA|
|01||LST produced, other quality, recommend examination of more detailed QA|
|10||LST not produced due to cloud effects|
|11||LST not produced primarily due to reasons other than cloud|
|2–3||Data Quality Flag||00||good data quality of L1B in 7 TIR bands|
|01||Other quality data|
|4–5||Emis Error Flag||00||Average emissivity error <= 0.01|
|01||Average emissivity error <= 0.02|
|10||Average emissivity error <= 0.04|
|11||Average emissivity error > 0.04|
|6–7||LST Error Flag||00||Average LST error <= 1K|
|01||Average LST error <= 2K|
|10||Average LST error <= 3K|
|11||Average LST error > 3K|
The table below lists the bit field legend for the LST Clear-Sky definitions.
V005 MOD11A2 Clear_Sky_Day/Clear_Sky_Nights
|0||Day/Night 1 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 1 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 1 is clear-sky|
|1||Day/Night 2 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 2 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 2 is clear-sky|
|2||Day/Night 3 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 3 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 3 is clear-sky|
|3||Day/Night 4 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 4 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 4 is clear-sky|
|4||Day/Night 5 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 5 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day /Night 5 is clear-sky|
|5||Day/Night 6 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 6 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 6 is clear-sky|
|6||Day/Night 7 Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 7 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 7 is clear-sky|
|7||Day 8/Night Clear Sky Flag||00||Day/Night 8 is not clear-sky|
|01||Day/Night 8 is clear-sky|
|Temporal Coverage||March 5, 2000 -|
|Area||~1100 x 1100 km|
|File Size||~5 MB compressed|
|Dimensions||1200 x 1200 rows/columns|
|Resolution||1 kilometer (0.93-km)|
|Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers)||12|
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