MOD10A1.005 Terra Snow Cover Daily Global 500m [deprecated]

Stay organized with collections Save and categorize content based on your preferences.
MODIS/MOD10A1
Dataset Availability
2000-02-24T00:00:00Z–2016-12-26T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("MODIS/MOD10A1")
Tags
albedo daily geophysical global modis nsidc snow terra
mod10a1

Description

The MOD10A1 V5 Snow Cover Daily Global 500m product contains snow cover, snow albedo, fractional snow cover, and quality assessment (QA) data. Snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests.

Bands

Resolution
500 meters

Bands

Name Min Max Description
Snow_Cover_Daily_Tile

NDSI snow cover plus other results. This value is computed for MOD10_L2 and retrieved when the observation of the day is selected. Possible values are: 0-100 (NDSI snow cover).

Snow_Spatial_QA

A basic estimate of the quality of the algorithm result. This value is computed for MOD10_L2 and retrieved with the corresponding observation of the day.

Snow_Albedo_Daily_Tile 1 254

Snow albedo percentage plus other results.

Fractional_Snow_Cover 0 254

Snow cover percentage plus other results.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

You may download and use photographs, imagery, or text from the NSIDC web site, unless limitations for its use are specifically stated. For more information on usage and citing NSIDC datasets, please visit the NSIDC 'Use and Copyright' page.

Citations

Citations:
  • Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 2006. MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m Grid. Version 5. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

DOIs

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/MOD10A1')
    .filterDate('2015-01-01', '2016-01-01');

var visualization = {
  bands: ['Snow_Cover_Daily_Tile'],
  min: 0.0,
  max: 100.0,
  palette: ['black', '0dffff', '0524ff', 'ffffff']
};

Map.setCenter(-41.13, 76.35, 3);

Map.addLayer(dataset, visualization, 'Snow Cover');