MOD11A2.006 Terra Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity 8-Day Global 1km

MODIS/006/MOD11A2
Dataset Availability
2000-03-05T00:00:00 - 2020-11-24T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("MODIS/006/MOD11A2")
Tags
surface-temperature emissivity lst modis mod11a2 8-day global terra usgs nasa

Description

The MOD11A2 V6 product provides an average 8-day land surface temperature (LST) in a 1200 x 1200 kilometer grid. Each pixel value in MOD11A2 is a simple average of all the corresponding MOD11A1 LST pixels collected within that 8 day period. The 8 day compositing period was chosen because twice that period is the exact ground track repeat period of the Terra and Aqua platforms. In this product, along with both the day- and night-time surface temperature bands and their quality indicator (QC) layers, are also MODIS bands 31 and 32 and eight observation layers.

Documentation:

Bands

Resolution
1000 meters

Bands

Name Units Min Max Scale Offset Description
LST_Day_1km Kelvin 7500 65535 0.02

Day land surface temperature

QC_Day

Daytime LST quality indicators

Day_view_time Hours 0 240 0.1

Local time of day observation

Day_view_angl Degrees 0 130 1 -65

View zenith angle of day observation

LST_Night_1km Kelvin 7500 65635 0.02

Night land surface temperature

QC_Night

Nighttime LST quality indicators

Night_view_time Hours 0 240 0.1

Local time of night observation

Night_view_angl Degrees 0 130 1 -65

View zenith angle of night observation

Emis_31 1 255 0.002 0.49

Band 31 emissivity

Emis_32 1 255 0.002 0.49

Band 32 emissivity

Clear_sky_days

Days in clear-sky conditions

Clear_sky_nights

Nights in clear-sky conditions

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

Citations:

DOIs

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MOD11A2')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2018-01-01', '2018-05-01'));
var landSurfaceTemperature = dataset.select('LST_Day_1km');
var landSurfaceTemperatureVis = {
  min: 14000.0,
  max: 16000.0,
  palette: [
    '040274', '040281', '0502a3', '0502b8', '0502ce', '0502e6',
    '0602ff', '235cb1', '307ef3', '269db1', '30c8e2', '32d3ef',
    '3be285', '3ff38f', '86e26f', '3ae237', 'b5e22e', 'd6e21f',
    'fff705', 'ffd611', 'ffb613', 'ff8b13', 'ff6e08', 'ff500d',
    'ff0000', 'de0101', 'c21301', 'a71001', '911003'
  ],
};
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 2);
Map.addLayer(
    landSurfaceTemperature, landSurfaceTemperatureVis,
    'Land Surface Temperature');