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MOD10C2

MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5

The MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MOD10C2) data set contains snow cover and Quality Assessment (QA) data, latitudes and longitudes in compressed Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, and corresponding metadata. This data set consists of 7200 columns by 3600 rows of global arrays of snow cover in a 0.05 degree 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.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 0.05 deg x 0.05 deg
Temporal Coverage:
  • 24 February 2000
Temporal Resolution: 8 day
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Platform(s) TERRA
Sensor(s): MODIS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF-EOS
Version: V5
Data Contributor(s): Dorothy Hall, Vince Salomonson, George Riggs

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 2006. MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/6PMGAHFLY5EV. [Date Accessed].
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