Entry_ID: MOD10CM
Entry_Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 
   Dataset_Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2006-12-18
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Version: 5
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/mod10cm.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Dorothy
   Middle_Name: K.
   Last_Name: Hall
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
      Address: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
      Address: Mail stop 614.1
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Vince
   Middle_Name: V.
   Last_Name: Salomonson
   Email: vincent.salomonson@utah.edu
   Phone: 1 801 585-9492 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Utah
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: University of Utah
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: 135 S 1460 E, Rm 809
      City: Salt Lake City
      Province_or_State: UT
      Postal_Code: 84112
      Country: US
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: George
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Riggs
   Email: George.A.Riggs@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-5650 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
      Address: Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
      Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
      Address: Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
      Address: Code 614.1
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
ISO_Topic_Category: Imagery/Base Maps/Earth Cover
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Climatology
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: ECS
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Global Change
Keyword: Gridded
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Sinusoidal Grid
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Snow Cover
Sensor_Name: MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Sensor_Name: SPECTRORADIOMETERS
Source_Name: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2000-03-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL LAND
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Latitude_Resolution: 0.05 degrees
   Longitude_Resolution: 0.05 degrees
   Temporal_Resolution: 1 mon
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Group: Quality

   Quality indicators for MODIS snow data can be found in the following places: 
   AutomaticQualityFlag and the ScienceQualityFlag metadata objects and their 
   corresponding explanations; AutomaticQualityFlagExplanation and 
   ScienceQualityFlagExplanation located in the CoreMetadata.0 global attributes; 
   Custom local attributes associated with each Scientific Data Set, for example, 
   Snow Cover; and the Snow Spatial QA field. These quality indicators are 
   generated during production or in post-production scientific and quality 
   checks of the data product.

   The AutomaticQualityFlag is automatically set according to conditions for 
   meeting data criteria in the snow mapping algorithm. In most cases, the flag 
   is set to either Passed or Suspect, and in rare instances it may be set to 
   Failed. Suspect means that a significant percentage of the data were anomalous 
   and that further analysis should be done to determine the source of anomalies. 
   The AutomaticQualityFlagExplanation contains a brief message explaining the 
   reason for the setting of the AutomaticQualityFlag. The ScienceQualityFlag and 
   the ScienceQualityFlagExplanation are set after production, either after an 
   automated QA program is run or after the data product is inspected by a 
   qualified snow scientist. Content and explanation of this flag are dynamic so 
   it should always be examined if present.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.0 - 50.00 MB
   Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1.0 - 50.00 MB
   Distribution_Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)
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Group: Reference

   Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). 1996. EOS Ground System 
   (EGS) systems and operations concept. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight 
   Center.  Hall, D. K., J. L. Foster, D. L. Verbyla, A. G. Klein, and C. S. 
   Benson. 1998. Assessment of snow cover mapping accuracy in a variety of 
   vegetation cover densities in central Alaska. Remote Sensing of the 
   Environment 66:129-137.   Hall, D. K., Jeffrey R. Key, Kimberly A. Casey, 
   George A. Riggs, and Donald Cavalieri. May 2004. Sea ice surface temperature 
   product from MODIS. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42:5.

   
Hall, D.K. and J. Martinec. 1985. Remote sensing of ice and snow. London: 
   Chapman and Hall.

   Hall, D.K., G.A. Riggs, and V.V. Salomonson. 1995. Development of methods for 
   mapping global snow cover using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer 
   (MODIS). Remote Sensing of the Environment 54(2): 127-140.

   
Hall, D.K., G.A. Riggs, and V.V. Salomonson. September 2001. Algorithm 
   Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for the MODIS Snow-, Lake Ice- and Sea 
   Ice-Mapping Algorithms. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center.

   
Hapke, B. 1993. Theory of reflectance and emittance spectroscopy. Cambridge: 
   Cambridge University Press.

   
Key, J.R., J.B. Collins, C. Fowler, and R.S. Stone. 1997. High latitude 
   surface temperature estimates From thermal satellite data. Remote Sensing of 
   the Environment 61:302-309.

   
Key, J.R., J.A. Maslanik, T. Papakyriakou, M.C. , and A.J. Schweiger. 1994. 
   On the validation of satellite-derived sea ice surface temperature. Arctic 47: 
   280-287.

   
Markham, B.L. and J.L. Barker. 1986. Landsat MSS and TM post-calibration 
   dynamic ranges, exoatmospheric reflectances and at-satellite temperatures. 
   EOSAT Technical Notes 1:3-8.

   
MODIS Characterization and Support Team (MCST). 2000. MODIS Level-1B product 
   user's guide for Level-1B Version 2.3.x Release 2. MCST Document 
   #MCM-PUG-01-U-DNCN.

   Pearson II, F. 1990. Map projections: theory and applications. Boca Raton, FL: 
   CRC Press, Inc.

    Riggs, G.A., D.K. Hall, and V.V. Salomonson. February 2003. MODIS sea ice 
   products user guide.

   
Riggs, G.A., D.K. Hall, and S.A. Ackerman. 1999. Sea ice extent and 
   classification mapping with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer 
   Airborne Simulator. Remote Sensing of the Environment 68: 152-163.

   
Scambos, Ted A., Terry M. Haran, and Robert Massom. In press. Validation of 
   AVHRR and MODIS Ice Surface Temperature Products Using In Situ Radiometers. 
   Annals of Glaciology 44.

   
Wiscombe, W.J. and S.G. Warren. 1980. A model for the spectral albedo of snow 
   I: pure snow. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 37: 2712-2733.

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Group: Summary

   The MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MOD10CM) data set, 
   new for Version 5 (V005), contains snow cover and Quality Assessment (QA) data 
   in Hierarchical Data Format- Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and 
   corresponding metadata. This data set consists of 7200 column by 3600 row 
   global arrays of snow cover in a 0.05 deg Climate Modeling Grid (CMG). MODIS 
   snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a 
   Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. Monthly 
   average snow cover is calculated from the daily global products for the month.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/modis/
   Description: MODIS Web Site at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice/
   Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/modis/index.html
   Description: The MODIS Data Web page.
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/modis/index.html
   Description: The MODIS Project Home Web page.
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IDN_Node: ESIP, NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-12-18
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-11-14
DIF_Revision_History: Removed data disruption notice.