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MODIS Snow and Ice Products - Assessment and Applications
As they relate to the validation of MOD10/29

Authors: Riggs, G.A. and D.K. Hall, Bhaskar Ramachandran (ed.)

Source: Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change - NASA's Earth Observing System and the Science of ASTER and MODIS, Springer, pp. 681-707. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6749-7_30

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The Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover mapping algorithm provides a snow detection technique that is robust, reliable, and computationally efficient; it generates a daily global snow cover data product without significant bias in errors of commission or omission of snow cover. The products were designed for use by a wide range of users including cryospheric researchers, hydrological and climate modelers, and the general scientific community. A suite of snow products start from the swath (i.e., a 5-min segment of sensor data) at 500-m resolution, to daily global snow maps at 0.05 and 0.25 resolution, and temporal 8-day composited global snow products, and culminate with a monthly snow cover product all developed to address user community interests (Hall et al. 2006).