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MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5
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Abstract: The MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (MOD10L2C) 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. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution while all other fields are at 500 m resolution. Version 5 (V005), the latest ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, and V. V. Salomonson
Dataset Title: MODIS/Aqua Coarse Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 5km V005
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-16
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: MODAPS
Version: 5
Data Presentation Form: Digital Media
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-02-16
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5 min
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Quality Quality indicators for MODIS snow data can be found in three places: * AutomaticQualityFlag and the ScienceQualityFlag metadata objects and their corresponding explanations: AutomaticQualityFlagExplanation and ScienceQualityFlagExplanation located in the CoreMetadata.0 global attributes * Custom local attributes associated with each Scientific Data Set (SDS), for example snow cover * Snow Cover ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1128 KB
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: None
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Mail stop 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Diner, D.J., J.V. Martonchik, C. Borel, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, Y. Knyazikhin, R. Myneni, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete. 1999. MISR Level-2 surface retrieval algorithm theoretical basis document. Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). 1996. EOS Ground System (EGS) systems and operations concept. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center. ... View entire text
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-11

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