MCD43A4.006 MODIS Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance, daily 500m

Dataset Availability
2000-02-18T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
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The MCD43A4 data product provides 500 meter reflectance data of the MODIS "land" bands 1-7 adjusted using a bidirectional reflectance distribution function to model the values as if they were collected from a nadir view. The data are produced daily, but each image contains 16 days of data, with the image's date occurring on the 9th day of the 16-day period. This product combines data from both the Terra and Aqua spacecraft, choosing the best representative pixel from the 16-day period. The original data are provided in sinusoidal projection.

Version 6 MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo products have achieved stage 3 validation.

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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MCD43A4')
                  .filter('2018-04-01', '2018-06-01'));
var trueColor =[
  'Nadir_Reflectance_Band1', 'Nadir_Reflectance_Band4',
var trueColorVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 4000.0,
  gamma: 1.4,
Map.setCenter(-7.03125, 31.0529339857, 2);
Map.addLayer(trueColor, trueColorVis, 'True Color');