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.
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.
Version 5 Summary
Version 5 is the first version of this data set. It didn't exist before Version 5.
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 Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG. Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.