Data Set ID:

MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5

The MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG (MYD10CM) 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.

Version Summary:

Version 5 is the first version of this data set. It didn't exist before Version 5.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 0.05 deg x 0.05 deg
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-02-24
Temporal Resolution:
1 month
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Data Contributor(s): Dorothy Hall, Vince Salomonson, George Riggs

Data Citation

As a condition of using this 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/Aqua Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG, Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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Country: USA