Release of MODIS Version 6 Land/Water Mask Data Product

Mar 21, 2018

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6 global Land/Water Mask (MOD44W) data product provided at 250 meter spatial resolution for yearly intervals from 2000 to 2015. A primary improvement in MOD44W Version 6 is the generation of time series data, rather than a simple static representation of water, given that water bodies fluctuate in size and location over time due to both natural and anthropogenic causes. The MOD44W Version 6 data product provides global coverage of land, water, no data, and an associated per pixel quality assurance (QA) layer that provides users with information on the determination of water.

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the dataset is given below to provide users with a persistent link to the product information.

Land Water Mask Derived from MODIS and SRTM L3 Yearly Global 250 m SIN Grid V006 - MOD44W.006
DOI: 10.5067/MODIS/MOD44W.006

The data are available for download through Data Pool,DAAC2Disk, and NASA Earthdata Search.

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Please contact LP DAAC User Services ( for further questions.