MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity Daily L3 Global 5km SIN Grid V041Entry ID: MYD11B141
Abstract: The MODIS/Aqua version-041 (V41) products use a modified version-4 (V4) LST algorithm and version-5 (V5) data inputs. The V41 products primarily address underestimation problems in the V5 Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) products. Recent validation activities reveal that the V5 CMG products underestimate LSTs up to 6K especially in desert and semi-arid regions. The production date for this collection ... starts from MODIS/Aqua data acquisition date 2007-001. This beginning date is driven by the availability of the MODIS V5 data inputs (level-1B radiance data, geolocation data, cloud mask, atmospheric profiles, and land and snow cover data).
The MODIS/Aqua V4 LST/E L3 Global 5 km Grid product (Short name: MYD11B1) incorporates 5-km pixels, which is produced using the day/night LST algorithm (Wan and Li, 1997). This algorithm extracts average temperatures (in Kelvin) and applies them to a pair of MODIS daytime and nighttime observations. This method yields 1 K accuracy for materials with known emissivities. The six thermal band emissivities are estimated through a classification-based look-up table (LUT). The data inputs include the MODIS L1B calibrated and geolocated radiances, geolocation, cloud mask, atmospheric profiles, land and snow cover.
The V41 MYD11B1 products are a gridded version of the level-2 LST product (MYD11_L2) mapped and projected on 5-kilometer (precisely 4.63 km) Sinusoidal grids. The MYD11B1 product comprises the following Science Data Set (SDS) layers for daytime and nighttime observations: LSTs, quality control assessments, observation times, view zenith angles, and emissivities from bands 20, 22, 23, 29, 31, and 32. It also includes daytime and nighttime LSTs generated from the 1-km, band 31 of the level-2 MYD11_L2 product aggregated to 5 km grids.
The V41 Aqua/MODIS LST/E products, including MYD11B1, are validated to Stage-1 with well-defined uncertainties over a range of representative conditions. Further details regarding MODIS land product validation for the LST/E products is available from the following URL: http://landval.gsfc.nasa.gov/ProductStatus.php?ProductID=MYD11
This product is ready for use in science applications/publications. Subsequent and improved versions of this product also exist.
The V41 MYD11B1 product’s acquisition range started January 1, 2007 (2007-001), and will continue until the V6 reprocessing completes in late 2010. The V41 LST products from 2007-001 will remain consistent with similar products from V4, and hence are amenable to combine them in a time series analysis. Users should exercise caution, and not mix the V4.x (i.e., V4 and V41) and V5 LST products in their analysis.
V041 Data Set Characteristics:
Area: ~1100 x 1100 km
Image Dimensions: 240 x 240 rows/columns
File Size: ~1.9 MB
Resolution: ~5 kilometers (actual 4.63 km)
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 17
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center
Dataset Title: MODIS/Aqua Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity Daily L3 Global 5km SIN Grid V041
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Remote Sensing Image
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~0.4 MB (V005)
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at usgs.gov
LP DAAC User Services U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-11