MYD17A2H v061

MODIS/Aqua Gross Primary Productivity 8-Day L4 Global 500 m SIN Grid


PI: Steve Running

Historic processing continues for MODIS V6.1 data products for years 2011 through 2018. It is the intent to complete processing of the archive by the end of the 2021 calendar year. The V6 land products will be available until the V6.1 processing is completed, upon which time the MODIS V6 products will be decommissioned.

Description

The MYD17A2H Version 6.1 Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) product is a cumulative 8-day composite of values with 500 meter (m) pixel size based on the radiation use efficiency concept that can be potentially used as inputs to data models to calculate terrestrial energy, carbon, water cycle processes, and biogeochemistry of vegetation. The Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data product includes information about GPP and Net Photosynthesis (PSN). The PSN band values are the GPP minus the Maintenance Respiration (MR). The data product also contains a PSN Quality Control (QC) layer. The quality layer contains quality information for both the GPP and the PSN.

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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).
  • The product uses Climatology LAI/FPAR as back up to the operational LAI/FPAR.

Product Maturity

Validation at stage 3 has been achieved for the MODIS Gross and Net Primary Productivity data products. Further details regarding MODIS land product validation for the MYD17 data products are available from the MODIS Land Team Validation site.

Collection and Granule

Collection

Characteristic Description
CollectionAqua MODIS
DOI10.5067/MODIS/MYD17A2H.061
File Size~10 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) Layers3
Columns/Rows2400 x 2400
Pixel Size500 m

Layers

SDS Name Description Units Data Type Fill Value No Data Value Valid Range Scale Factor
Gpp_500m Gross Primary Productivity kg C/m² 16-bit signed integer 32761 to 32767 N/A 0 to 30000 0.0001
PsnNet_500m Net Photosynthesis kg C/m² 16-bit signed integer 32761 to 32767 N/A -30000 to 30000 0.0001
Psn_QC_500m Quality Control Indicators N/A 8-bit unsigned integer 255 N/A 0 to 254 N/A

Non-Terrestrial Fill Value Classes

Value Description
32761 Land cover assigned as "unclassified" or not able to determine
32762 Land cover assigned as urban/built-up
32763 Land cover assigned as "permanent" wetlands/inundated marshland
32764 Land cover assigned as perennial snow, ice
32765 Land cover assigned as barren, sparse veg (rock, tundra, desert)
32766 Land cover assigned as perennial salt or inland fresh water
32767 Fill Value

Product Quality

The quality layer is 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 this layer.

The bit flags for the Psn_QC_500m Quality layer are provided in the MYD17A2H File Specification.

Known Issues

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


About the image

Aqua MODIS gross primary productivity (GPP) from the MYD17A2H product over central South America on January 1 - 8, 2021.

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Documentation

User Guide
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)
File Specification

Using the Data

Access Data

Citation

DOI: 10.5067/MODIS/MYD17A2H.061