MCD43A2.006 MODIS BRDF-Albedo Quality Daily 500m

MODIS/006/MCD43A2
Dataset Availability
2000-02-18T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("MODIS/006/MCD43A2")
Tags
albedo quality brdf reflectance modis mcd43a2 daily global usgs nasa

Description

The MCD43A2 V6 Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function and Albedo (BRDF/Albedo) Quality dataset is a 500 meter daily 16-day product. It contains all the quality information for the corresponding 16-day MCD43A3 Albedo and the MCD43A4 Nadir-BRDF (NBAR) products.

The MCD43A2 contains individual band quality and observation information for the MODIS land bands 1-7, along with the overall BRDF/Albedo quality information.

Bands

Resolution
500 meters

Bands

Name Units Min Max Scale Description
Snow_BRDF_Albedo

Snow-free or snow BRDF/albedo retrieved

BRDF_Albedo_Platform

BRDF albedo platform information

BRDF_Albedo_LandWaterType

Land/water type

BRDF_Albedo_LocalSolarNoon Degrees 0 254

Solar zenith angle of local solar noon

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band1

Valid observation for band 1

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band2

Valid observation for band 2 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band3

Valid observation for band 3 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band4

Valid observation for band 4 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band5

Valid observation for band 5 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band6

Valid observation for band 6 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_ValidObs_Band7

Valid observation for band 7 (same bit meaning as in band 1)

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band1

BRDF inversion information for band 1

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band2

BRDF inversion information for band 2

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band3

BRDF inversion information for band 3

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band4

BRDF inversion information for band 4

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band5

BRDF inversion information for band 5

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band6

BRDF inversion information for band 6

BRDF_Albedo_Band_Quality_Band7

BRDF inversion information for band 7

BRDF_Albedo_Uncertainty 0 32766 0.001

BRDF inversion information

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

MODIS data and products acquired through the LP DAAC have no restrictions on subsequent use, sale, or redistribution.

Citations

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Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MCD43A2')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2018-01-01', '2018-05-01'));
var defaultVisualization = dataset.select('Snow_BRDF_Albedo');
var defaultVisualizationVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 1.0,
};
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 6);
Map.addLayer(
    defaultVisualization, defaultVisualizationVis, 'Default visualization');