MODIS 1-year Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) Mosaic

WHBU/NBAR_1YEAR
Dataset Availability
2000-02-18T00:00:00Z–2017-01-01T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
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Tags
albedo annual bu mcd43a4 modis-derived nbar reflectance
whrc

Description

The mosaics are created by using the MODIS 8-Day 500 meter BRDF-Albedo Quality product. Data Quality flags are used to select the best observations from the MODIS 8-day 500 meter Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance imagery product. This specific mosaic picks observations from the three highest quality categories over a 1-year period of MODIS data.

The MODIS NBAR annual mosaics have been used by government agencies and NGOs in tropical countries as input to generate aboveground biomass/carbon maps. The Woods Hole Research Center has been using the dataset for country capacity building and technical training workshops in tropical countries.

Bands

Resolution
463 meters

Bands

Name Wavelength Description
Nadir_Reflectance_Band1 620-670nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 1

Nadir_Reflectance_Band2 841-876nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 2

Nadir_Reflectance_Band3 459-479nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 3

Nadir_Reflectance_Band4 545-565nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 4

Nadir_Reflectance_Band5 1230-1250nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 5

Nadir_Reflectance_Band6 1628-1652nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 6

Nadir_Reflectance_Band7 2105-2155nm

Best NBAR at local solar noon for band 7

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:
  • Baccini, A., Laporte, N., Goetz, S. J., Sun, M., & Dong, H. (2008). A first map of tropical Africa's above-ground biomass derived from satellite imagery. Environmental Research Letters, 3(4), 045011. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/045011

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