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MODIS Spectral Bands


The following table describes the 36 spectral bands for the MODIS Version 5 product.

Primary Use Band Bandwidth Spectral Radiance
Land/Cloud/Aerosols
Boundaries
1 620-670 nm 21.8 W
2 841-876 nm 24.7 W
Land/Cloud/Aerosols
Properties
3 459-479 nm 35.3 W
4 545-565 nm 29.0 W
5 1230-1250 nm 5.4 W
6 1628-1652 nm 7.3 W
7 2105-2155 nm 1.0 W
Ocean Color
Phytoplankton
Biogeochemistry
8 405-420 nm 44.9 W
9 438-448 nm 41.9 W
10 483-493 nm 32.1 W
11 526-536 nm 27.9 W
12 546-556 nm 21.0 W
13 662-672 nm 9.5 W
14 673-683 nm 8.7 W
15 743-753 nm 10.2 W
16 862-877 nm 6.2 W
Atmospheric Water Vapor 17 890-920 nm 10.0 W
18 931-941 nm 3.6 W
19 915-965 nm 15.0 W
Surface/Cloud Temperature 20 3.660-3.840 µm 0.45 W (300 K)1
21 3.929-3.989 µm 2.38 W (335 K)1
22 3.929-3.989 µm 0.67 W (300 K)1
23 4.020-4.080 µm 0.79 W (300 K)1
Atmospheric Temperature 24 4.433-4.498 µm 0.17 W (250 K)1
25 4.482-4.549 µm 0.59 W (275 K)1
Cirrus Clouds
Water Vapor
26 1.360-1.390 µm 6.0 W
27 6.535-6.895 µm 1.16 W (240 K)1
28 7.175-7.475 µm 2.18 W (250 K)1
Cloud Properties 29 8.400-8.700 µm 9.58 W (300 K)1
Ozone 30 9.580-9.880 µm 3.69 W (250 K)1
Surface/Cloud Temperature 31 10.780-11.280 µm 9.55 W (300 K)1
32 11.770-12.270 µm 8.94 W (300 K)1
Cloud Top Attitude 33 13.185-13.485 µm 4.52 W (260 K)1
34 13.485-13.785 µm 3.76 W (250 K)1
35 13.785-14.085 µm 3.11 W (240 K)1
36 14.085-14.385 µm 2.08 W (220 K)1

¹ Refers to the spectral radiance at the designated temperature.