MOD09A1.006 Terra Surface Reflectance 8-Day Global 500m

Dataset Availability
2000-03-05T00:00:00 - 2020-09-13T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
surface-reflectance sr modis mod09a1 8-day global terra usgs nasa


The MOD09A1 V6 product provides an estimate of the surface spectral reflectance of Terra MODIS bands 1-7 at 500m resolution and corrected for atmospheric conditions such as gasses, aerosols, and Rayleigh scattering. Along with the seven reflectance bands is a quality layer and four observation bands. For each pixel, a value is selected from all the acquisitions within the 8-day composite on the basis of high observation coverage, low view angle, the absence of clouds or cloud shadow, and aerosol loading.


500 meters


Name Units Min Max Scale Wavelength Description
sur_refl_b01 -100 16000 0.0001 620-670nm

Surface reflectance for band 1

sur_refl_b02 -100 16000 0.0001 841-876nm

Surface reflectance for band 2

sur_refl_b03 -100 16000 0.0001 459-479nm

Surface reflectance for band 3

sur_refl_b04 -100 16000 0.0001 545-565nm

Surface reflectance for band 4

sur_refl_b05 -100 16000 0.0001 1230-1250nm

Surface reflectance for band 5

sur_refl_b06 -100 16000 0.0001 1628-1652nm

Surface reflectance for band 6

sur_refl_b07 -100 16000 0.0001 2105-2155nm

Surface reflectance for band 7


Surface reflectance 500m band quality control flags

SolarZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

MODIS Solar zenith angle

ViewZenith Degrees 0 18000 0.01

MODIS view zenith angle

RelativeAzimuth Degrees -18000 18000 0.01

MODIS relative azimuth angle


Surface reflectance 500m state flags

DayOfYear 1 366

Julian day of the year for the pixel

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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




Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MOD09A1')
                  .filter('2018-01-01', '2018-05-01'));
var trueColor =['sur_refl_b01', 'sur_refl_b04', 'sur_refl_b03']);
var trueColorVis = {
  min: -100.0,
  max: 3000.0,
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 6);
Map.addLayer(trueColor, trueColorVis, 'True Color');