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Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2015-03-27
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-24
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 141.59K Files | 6TB


Land surface data including bihemispherical and directional-hemispherical reflectances (albedo), hemispherical directional and bidirectional reflectance factors (BRF), BRF model parameters, leaf-area index (LAI), fraction of photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR), and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) on a 1.1 km grid, derived from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), on-board EOS Terra.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2014): MISR Level 2 Land Surface Data V002 (MIL2ASLS). NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: MISR, NASA


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Data lineage:

The data were obtained by the MISR Science Team, which were then downloaded and made available by the Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variable (QA4ECV) Team to the NEODC for archiving after completeness checks had been carried out using MD5 checksums to ensure bitwise complete transfers.

File Format:
Data are HDF-EOS formated

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Terra Satellite orbit details

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Terra Satellite, part of the Earth Observation System Morning Constellation (EOS-AM)
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Terra Satellite, part of the Earth Observation System Morning Constellation (EOS-AM).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • var_id: BHRPAR
  • var_id: BOABihemAlb
  • var_id: BOABihemAlbUnc
  • var_id: BRFModFitResid
  • var_id: BRFModParam1
  • var_id: BRFModParam2
  • var_id: BRFModParam3
  • var_id: BiomeBestEstimate
  • var_id: BiomeBestEstimateQA
  • var_id: DHRPAR
  • var_id: FPARBestEstimate
  • var_id: GlitterAng
  • var_id: LAIBestEstimate
  • var_id: LAIBestEstimateQA
  • var_id: LAIDelta1
  • var_id: LAIDelta2
  • var_id: LAIMean1
  • var_id: LAIMean2
  • var_id: LAINumGoodFit1
  • var_id: LAINumGoodFit2
  • var_id: LAIQA
  • var_id: LandBHR
  • var_id: LandBHRRelUnc
  • var_id: LandBRF
  • var_id: LandDHR
  • var_id: LandHDRF
  • var_id: LandHDRFUnc
  • var_id: LandQA
  • var_id: NDVI
  • var_id: NormBlkSfcIrrad
  • var_id: NormBlkSfcIrradUnc
  • var_id: RDQI
  • var_id: RegSfcRetrAlgTypeFlag
  • var_id: RegSfcRetrMixture
  • var_id: RegSfcRetrOptDepth
  • var_id: RegSfcRetrOptDepthUnc
  • var_id: RelViewCamAziAng
  • var_id: ScatterAng
  • var_id: SolZenAng
  • var_id: SubrVar
  • var_id: ViewZenAng

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