MODIS-derived surface BRDF for land and water masses

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Distributor(s): Lionel MENARD
Affiliation(s) 1 : MINES ParisTech
Publisher(s): Lionel MENARD
Version V 1.0
DOI 10.23646/85d2cd5f-ccaa-482e-a4c9-b6e0c59d966c
Abstract Twelve monthly maps of the BRDF parameters in ten spectral bands. Time-series of MODIS_MCD43C1 V005 spectral BRDF parameters (RossThick-LiSparse model) have been collected and averaged for each calendar month. Missing values have been filled in. The 3 BRDF variables are: BRDF_Geometric_Part, BRDF_Isotropic_Part, BRDF_Volumetric_Part. These BRDF parameters are defined for each of these spectral bands : - Band1: 620-670 nm; - Band2: 841-876 nm; - Band3: 459-479 nm; - Band4: 545-565 nm; - Band5: 1230-1250 nm; - Band6: 1628-1652 nm; - Band7: 2105-2155 nm; - NIR: 700-5000 nm; - Shortwave: 250-5000 nm; - VIS: 400-700 nm. Bands 1 to 7 are the original spectral bands of the MODIS sensor. Bands NIR, shortwave, and VIS are defined in (Liang et al., 1999). Details about the dataset are given by (Blanc et al., 2018 ; 2014). References: Philippe Blanc, Benoît Gschwind, Lionel Ménard, Benoît Tournadre, Lucien Wald, Monthly-averaged maps of surface BRDF parameters in ten spectral bands for land and water masses, Earth System Science Data, Discussions (accepted for the final version). Philippe Blanc, Benoît Gschwind, Mireille Lefèvre, Lucien Wald. Twelve monthly maps of ground albedo parameters derived from MODIS data sets. IGARSS 2014, Jul 2014, Quebec, Canada. USBKey, pp.3270-3272, 2014. Liang S., Strahler A. H., and Walthall C. W., Retrieval of land surface albedo from satellite observations: A simulation study, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 38, 712-725, 1999.
Keywords BRDF, NASA, MODIS, Aqua, Terra, Thredds, TDS, NetCDF, GEOSS Data CORE, geossDataCore, geossNoMonetaryCharge, DOI, Digital Object Identifier, Worldwide, Global
Lineage The variable NQF is the concatenation of the numbers of BRDF parameters used for the average computation per BRDF_quality flags from 0 to 5
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Temporal Extent 2004-01-01 - 2011-12-31