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Data Products Summary

The principal MODIS data products include the following:

  • Cloud mask at 250 m and 1000 m resolution during the day and 1000 m resolution at night
  • Aerosol concentration and optical properties at 10 km during the day
  • Cloud properties (optical thickness, effective particle radius, thermodynamic phase, cloud top altitude, cloud top temperature, cirrus reflectance) at 1-5 km resolution during the day and 5 km resolution at night
  • Atmospheric temperature and water vapor profiles
  • Vegetation and land-surface cover, conditions, and productivity, defined as:
    • Surface reflectance at 250-m, 500-m, and 1-km resolution
    • Vegetation indices corrected for atmospheric effects, soil, polarization, and directional effects at 250-m and 500-m resolution
    • Land cover
      • Global, 1-km IGBP Land Cover Classification
      • Vegetation continuous fields, sub-pixel land cover components
      • Vegetative cover conversion, global land cover change alarm at 250-m resolution
    • Net primary productivity, leaf area index, and intercepted photosynthetically active radiation at 1-km resolution
  • Fire and thermal anomalies at 1-km resolution
  • Snow and sea-ice cover and reflectance at 500-m and 5-km Climate Modeling Grid
  • Surface temperature with 1-km resolution, day and night, skin and bulk, with absolute accuracy goals of 0.3°C - 0.5°C over oceans and 1°C over land; available daily at 1-km (granules), and global daily, weekly, and monthly at 4.6-km, 36-km, and 1°
  • Ocean bio-optical properties, including water-leaving radiances at daily 1-km resolution, and productivity at weekly, 4.6-km, 36-km and 1° resolution
    • Water-leaving radiance corrected for atmospheric, polarization, and directional effects
    • Chlorophyll a concentration from 0.01 to 50 mg/m-2
    • Chlorophyll a fluorescence and fluorescence efficiency
    • Coccolithophore pigment concentration and calcite concentration
    • Suspended sediment concentration
    • Phytoplankton spectral absorption
    • Dissolved organic matter absorption
    • Primary productivity weekly indices
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Source: EOS Data Products Handbook, Volume 2, 2000, pp. 31-35.
   
     
Data Products

MODIS Data Products
Product Name Target Accuracy
Absolute :: Relative
Temporal Resolution Horizontal
Resolution :: Coverage
Vertical Resolution :: Coverage DAAC Page No. in EOS Data Products Handbook Vol. 2
Level 1A Radiance Counts N/A daily 0.25, 0.5, 1 km :: Global N/A GSFC 58
Level 1B Calibrated, Geolocated Radiances 5% (1σ) daily 0.25, 0.5, 1 km :: Global N/A :: N/A GSFC 58
Geolocation Data Set N/A daily 1 km :: Global N/A :: N/A GSFC 60
Aerosol Product 0.05 daily 10 km :: Global over oceans, nearly global over land N/A :: Atmosphere GSFC 109
Total Precipitable Water 5-10% daily 1 km NIR daylight and 5 km IR day and night :: Global varies GSFC 80
Cloud Product
-Cloud Top Temperature
-Optical Thickness & Effective Radius

2-5 K10%
1-2/day (varies with parameter) 1 km (cloud optical and cirrus detection) or 5km (cloud top) :: Global N/A :: Cloud GSFC 112
Atmospheric Profiles   daily, monthly 5 km :: Global, clear-sky only   GSFC 82, 136
Level 3 Atmosphere Products   daily, 8-day, monthly 1.0° latitude-longitude equal-angle grid   GSFC 115
Surface Reflectance; Atmospheric Correction Algorithm Products 0.03 daily, 8-day 0.25, 0.5 km :: Land N/A :: Surface EDC 170
Snow Cover and Snow Albedo   daily, 8-day 500 m :: Land N/A :: Surface NSIDC 211
Land Surface Temperature (LST)/Emissivity 1 K/0.02 daily, weekly, monthly 1 km :: Land/Regional N/A :: Surface EDC 159
Land Cover Type N/A 96-day 1 km :: Global, clear-sky only N/A :: Surface EDC 171
Vegetation Indicies   16-day, monthly 0.5 km, 1 km :: Global Land   EDC 173
Thermal Anomalies – Fires   daily, weekly, monthly 1 km :: Global   EDC 161
Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Photo-synthetically Active Radiation – Moderate Resolution   weekly, monthly 1 km :: Global   EDC 176
Surface Resistance and Evapo-transpiration   8-day, yearly 1 km :: Global   EDC 178
Vegetation Production and Net Primary Production   8-day, yearly 0.5, 1, 10 km :: Global   EDC 179
Normalized Water-Leaving Radiance 0.002 :: daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only N/A :: Surface GSFC 60
Pigment Concentration   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 190
Chlorophyll Fluorescence 0.017 Wm-2 sr-1 um-1 at 1 km daily, weekly, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global Ocean surface, clear-sky only N/A :: Surface GSFC 193
Chlorophyll a Pigment Concentration 35% daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global Ocean, clear-sky only N/A GSFC 195
Photo-
synthetically Active Radiation
5-10% :: daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global Ocean, clear-sky only N/A :: Surface, Atmosphere GSFC 62
Suspended Solids Concentration   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 190
Organic Matter Concentration   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 190
Coccolith Concentration   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 197
Ocean Water Attenuation Coefficient   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 190
Ocean Primary Productivity   8-day, running annual average 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 198
Sea Surface Temperature 0.3-0.5 K :: daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global ocean surface, clear-sky only N/A :: Surface GSFC 162
Sea Ice Cover and Sea Ice Albedo   daily, 8-day 1 km :: Global, daytime, nighttime over nonequatorial ocean   NSIDC 213
Phycoerythrin Concentration   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km ::Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 200
Processing Framework and Match-up Database   daily 1 km :: Global ocean surface     63
Cloud Mask N/A daily 0.25, 1 km :: Global N/A :: Cloud GSFC 118
Absorption Coefficients daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global ocean, clear-sky only   GSFC 195
Aerosol Optical Depth   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1, 4.6, 36 km :: Global ocean, clear-sky only   GSFC 60
Clear-Water Epsilon   daily, 8-day, monthly, yearly 1 km, 4.6 km, 36 km :: Global ocean surface, clear-sky only   GSFC 64
Burn Scars   daily, 8-day, 16-day, monthly 1 km, 10 km :: Global, daytime, nighttime   EDC 161
Surface Reflectance BRDF/Albedo Parameter   16-day, 32-day 1, 16 km :: Global land surface   EDC 180
Vegetation Cover Conversion   3-month, yearly 250 m, 10 km :: Global, daytime   EDC 182
*Thermal bands 2/day; VIS/NIR/SWIR bands 1/day.

 

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