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MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

MOD10CM

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs.
Publication Date: 20061218
Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
Edition: 5
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/mod10cm.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs.
Publication Date: 20061218
Title: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/modis_v5/mod10cm_modis_terra_snow_monthly_global_0.05deg_cmg.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20000301
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Theme Keyword: SPECTRORADIOMETERS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: TERRA Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: geoscientificinformation
Theme Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Antarctic
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Climatology
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: ECS
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Global Change
Theme Keyword: Gridded
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: Polar
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Sinusoidal Grid
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Snow Cover

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global Land

Platform and Instrument Identification:

Platform Full Name: Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
Platform Short Name: TERRA
Instrument Full Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Instrument Short Name: MODIS

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Dorothy K. Hall
Contact Organization: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
  • Mail stop 614.1
City: Greenbelt
State or Province: MD
Postal Code: 20771

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

MOD10CM

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: HDF-EOS

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131114

Metadata Review Date:

20131114

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata