Knowledge Base

Can I merge MODIS data from Collections 6 and 6.1 for a given data set?

In short, yes. For the snow cover and sea ice products, users can use Collections 6 and 6.1 together.

Users should be aware that there were minor changes in calibration for C6.1 that could potentially induce some differences, however the impacts of these changes on the snow and sea ice products should not be significant. There weren't any changes in the science algorithm, so the two collections are largely compatible.