MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5
The MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MYD10C1) 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.
Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 04 July 2002 to present via FTP. Data can also be obtained in GeoTIFF format by ordering the data through the Data Pool.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 2006. MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG. Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
MYD10C1 V004 data, 08 February 2004