MYD11A2 v061

MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid


PI: Zhengming Wan

Description

The MYD11A2 Version 6.1 product provides an average 8-day per-pixel Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) with a 1 kilometer (km) spatial resolution in a 1,200 by 1,200 km grid. Each pixel value in the MYD11A2 is a simple average of all the corresponding MYD11A1 LST pixels collected within that 8-day period. The 8-day compositing period was chosen because twice that period is the exact ground track repeat period of the Terra and Aqua platforms. Provided along with the daytime and nighttime surface temperature bands are associated quality control assessments, observation times, view zenith angles, and clear-sky coverages along with bands 31 and 32 emissivities from land cover types.

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Characteristics

Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions

  • The Version 6.1 Level-1B (L1B) products have been improved by undergoing various calibration changes that include: changes to the response-versus-scan angle (RVS) approach that affects reflectance bands for Aqua and Terra MODIS, corrections to adjust for the optical crosstalk in Terra MODIS infrared (IR) bands, and corrections to the Terra MODIS forward look-up table (LUT) update for the period 2012 - 2017.
  • A polarization correction has been applied to the L1B Reflective Solar Bands (RSB).

Product Maturity

Validation at stage 2 has been achieved for all MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity products. Further details regarding MODIS land product validation for the MYD11 data products are available from the MODIS Land Team Validation site.

Collection and Granule

Collection

Characteristic Description
CollectionAqua MODIS
DOI10.5067/MODIS/MYD11A2.061
File Size~4 MB
Temporal ResolutionMulti-Day
Temporal Extent2002-07-04 to Present
Spatial ExtentGlobal
Coordinate SystemSinusoidal
DatumN/A
File FormatHDF-EOS
Geographic Dimensions1200 km x 1200 km

Granule

Characteristic Description
Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers12
Columns/Rows1200 x 1200
Pixel Size1000 m

Layers

SDS Name Description Units Data Type Fill Value No Data Value Valid Range Scale Factor Additional Offset
LST_Day_1km Day Land Surface Temperature Kelvin 16-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 7500 to 65535 0.02 N/A
QC_Day Daytime LST Quality Indicators Bit Field 8-bit unsigned integer N/A N/A 0 to 255 N/A N/A
Day_view_time Local time of day observation Hours 8-bit unsigned integer 255 N/A 0 to 240 0.1 N/A
Day_view_angl View zenith angle of day observation Degree 8-bit unsigned integer 255 N/A 0 to 130 N/A -65
LST_Night_1km Night Land Surface Temperature Kelvin 16-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 7500 to 65535 0.02 N/A
QC_Night Nighttime LST Quality indicators Bit Field 8-bit unsigned integer N/A N/A 0 to 255 N/A N/A
Night_view_time Local time of night observation Hours 8-bit unsigned integer 255 N/A 0 to 240 0.1 N/A
Night_view_angl View zenith angle of night observation Degree 8-bit unsigned integer 255 N/A 0 to 130 N/A -65
Emis_31 Band 31 emissivity N/A 8-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 1 to 255 0.002 0.49
Emis_32 Band 32 emissivity N/A 8-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 1 to 255 0.002 0.49
Clear_sky_days Day clear-sky coverage Bit Field 8-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 1 to 255 N/A N/A
Clear_sky_nights Night clear-sky coverage Bit Field 8-bit unsigned integer 0 N/A 1 to 255 N/A N/A

Product Quality

The Quality Control (QC) layers are stored in an efficient bit-encoded manner. The unpack_sds_bits executable from the LDOPE Tools is available to the user community to help parse and interpret the QC layers.

The QA bit flags for the QC layers are provided in the User Guide in Table 13.

Please note that whenever the Mandatory QA flags (bits 0-1) have a value of 2 (decoded to 10) or 3 (decoded to 11), LST is not produced due to cloud effects or other reasons. Under these conditions, all remaining QA bits and SDS layers are undefined (although bit flags display as 00).

Known Issues

For complete information about known issues please refer to the MODIS/VIIRS Land Quality Assessment website.

Documentation

Using the Data

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Citation

DOI: 10.5067/MODIS/MYD11A2.061

About the Image

Aqua MODIS land surface temperature data from the MYD11A2 product over Tibet, July 3 - 10, 2020.

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