Terra MODIS land surface temperature data from the MOD11B3 product over Tibet, July 2018.View full-size image
The MOD11B3 Version 6 product provides average monthly per pixel Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) in a 1,200 by 1,200 kilometer (km) tile with a pixel size of 5,600 meters (m). Each LST&E pixel value in the MOD11B3 is a simple average of all the corresponding values from the MOD11B1 collected during the month period. Each MOD11B3 granule consists of 19 layers including daytime and nighttime layers for LSTs, quality control assessments, observation times, view zenith angles, and number of clear sky observations along with percentage of land in the tile and emissivities from bands 20, 22, 23, 29, 31, and 32. Unique to the MOD11B products are additional day and night LST layers generated from band 31 of the corresponding 1 km MOD11_L2 swath product aggregated to the 6 km grid.
|File Size||~0.21 MB|
|Temporal Extent||2000-02-01 to 2022-11-30|
|Geographic Dimensions||1200 km x 1200 km|
|Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers||19|
|Columns/Rows||200 x 200|
|Pixel Size||5600 m|
|SDS Name||Description||Units||Data Type||Fill Value||No Data Value||Valid Range||Scale Factor||Offset|
|LST_Day_6km||Daytime 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_6km||Nighttime 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_20||Band 20 emissivity||N/A||8-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||1 to 255||0.002||0.49|
|Emis_22||Band 22emissivity||N/A||8-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||1 to 255||0.002||0.49|
|Emis_23||Band 23 emissivity||N/A||8-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||1 to 255||0.002||0.49|
|Emis_29||Band 29 emissivity||N/A||8-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||1 to 255||0.002||0.49|
|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|
|LST_Day_6km_Aggregated_from_1km||Daytime LST aggregated from 1km||Kelvin||16-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||7500 to 65535||0.02||N/A|
|LST_Night_6km_Aggregated_from_1km||Nighttime LST aggregated from 1km||Kelvin||16-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||7500 to 65535||0.02||N/A|
|Clear_sky_days||Days in clear sky condition||Bit Field||32-bit unsigned integer||N/A||N/A||0 to 4294967296||N/A||N/A|
|Clear_sky_nights||Nights in clear sky condition||Bit Field||32-bit unsigned integer||N/A||N/A||0 to 4294967296||N/A||N/A|
|Percent_land_in_grid||Percentage of land in the grid||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||0||N/A||1 to 100||N/A||N/A|
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 on page 25.
Quality assurance information should be considered when determining the usability of data for a particular science application. The ArcGIS MODIS-VIIRS Python Toolbox contains tools capable of decoding quality data layers while producing thematic quality raster files for each quality attribute.
Production of V6 Terra MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity (LST&E) data products was discontinued on November 16, 2022, due to significant loss of data retrieval following the Constellation Exit Maneuvers.
For complete information about MOD11B3 known issues please refer to the MODIS Land Quality Assessment website.