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Dataset

 

MODIS Surface Reflectance Product from the Terra Satellite (MOD09)

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The MODIS Surface Reflectance Product from the Terra satellite is a level 2 data product derived from 7 spectrum bands (bands 1-7 each centred at 648 nm, 858 nm, 470 nm, 555 nm, 1240 nm, 1640 nm, and 2130 nm, respectively) from the Level 1B product. The product estimates the surface spectral reflectance as it would have been measured at ground level in the absence of atmospheric scattering or absorption. Corrections to account the effect of atmospheric gases, aerosols and thin cirrus clouds are made by using level 1B, other level 2 and level 3 products, and if necessary also climatology. Both the MOD09 dataset from the Terra satellite and the MYD09 dataset from the Aqua satellite are produced using the same processing system.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2014): MODIS Surface Reflectance Product from the Terra Satellite (MOD09). NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/cb76a29c6f273aaf54660ed9e217d431
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Not defined

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/neodc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_e692e9f8-1c79-11e4-b228-00163e251233
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: https://modaps.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/services/faq/LAADS_Data-Use_Citation_Policies.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

The data were obtained by the MODIS 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 availability and file format

The MODIS Surface Reflectance Product from Terra is available in HDF-EOS format, spanning from the start of the mission until present.

More Information (under review)


Introduction

The MODIS Surface Reflectance Product (Terra) is a level 2 data product derived from 7 spectrum bands (bands 1-7 each centred at 648 nm, 858 nm, 470 nm, 555 nm, 1240 nm, 1640 nm, and 2130 nm, respectively) from the Level 1B product. The product estimates the surface spectral reflectance as it would have been measured at ground level in the absence of atmospheric scattering or absorption. Corrections to account the effect of atmospheric gases, aerosols and thin cirrus clouds are made by using level 1B, other level 2 and level 3 products, and if necessary also climatology. Both the MOD09 dataset from the Terra satellite and the MYD09 dataset from the Aqua satellite are produced using the same processing system.


Restricted Data Access

The MODIS data stored at the NEODC are available to registered NEODC users. To obtain access to the data please register as an NEODC user. If you already are an NEODC registered user, skip this step. If you have forgotten your NEODC user ID and/or password, please contact the NEODC helpdesk at neodc@rl.ac.uk.


Data availability and file format

The MODIS Surface Reflectance Product from Terra is available in HDF-EOS format, spanning from the start of the mission until present.


For further information about the atmospheric correction, please consult the following paper: Vermote, E.F., El Saleous, N., Justice, C.O., Kaufman, Y.J., Privette, J.L., Remer, L., Roger, J.C. and Tanré, D. (1997). Atmospheric correction of visible to middle-infrared EOS-MODIS data over land surfaces: Background, operational algorithm and validation. Journal of Geophysical Research 102: doi: 10.1029/97JD00201 (Link)


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Lineage
The data were obtained by the MODIS 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.

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 Deployed on Terra Satellite, part of the Earth Observation System Morning Constellation (EOS-AM)
Abstract Deployed on Terra Satellite, part of the Earth Observation System Morning Constellation (EOS-AM). Terra, launched on 18th December 1999, is a polar-orbiting satellite within the Morning Constellation that have equator crossings around 10:30 and 22:30 under NASA's Earth Obseration System (EOS). The satellite carries the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR), and these collect data on the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, land, snow and ice, and energy budget. Terra is the only satellite in the Terra mission, and it is a part of the Morning Constellation, which is a group of polar-orbiting satellites sharing the same orbit that all have equator crossings around 10:30 and 22:30. The Satellite was launched on 18th December 1999. Terra carries five instruments: The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)</li> The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)</li> The Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT)</li> The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)</li> The Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR)</li> These instruments collects data on atmosphere, ocean, land, snow and ice, and energy budget.
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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2000-02-24T00:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°