MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5
The MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MYD10C2) 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.
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Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 2006. MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG. Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
MYD10C2 Version 4 data, 06-13 September 2002