Status for: Snow Cover/Sea Ice (MOD10/29)

 
General Accuracy Statement

Validation at stage 2 has been achieved for the MODIS C6 snow cover product (MOD10).

The accuracy of the MODIS snow extent product varies with land cover type, but overall, the accuracy under clear sky conditions has been assessed at 92% in various peer-reviewed publications. This validation stage will also hold for the next reprocessing, Collection 6.1., due in early 2020. The minor algorithm revisions made for C6.1 do not significantly affect the accuracy of the product.


Validation at stage 2 has been achieved for the MODIS Sea Ice product (MOD29).

To date, not many studies have been performed using the MODIS C6 1-km resolution Sea Ice product, but we are maintaining the validation stage 2 status.

In addition to those listed below, there are many more MODIS snow product publications posted on the Snow/Ice Project publications page at the NSIDC web site.


Product status updated:  October 2019
Product version:  Collection 6
 
Supporting Studies:

Title: Evaluation of MODIS and VIIRS cloud-gap-filled snow-cover products for production of an Earth science data record
Author: Dorothy K. Hall, George A. Riggs, Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, and Miguel O. Román
Source: Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5227–5241, 2019
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Title: A Multilayer Surface Temperature, Surface Albedo, and Water Vapor Product of Greenland from MODIS
Author: Hall, Dorothy K. and Cullather, Richard I. and DiGirolamo, Nicolo E. and Comiso, Josefino C. and Medley, Brooke C. and Nowicki, Sophie M.
Source: Remote Sens. 2018, 10(4), 555
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Title: Detection of earlier snowmelt in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, using Landsat imagery, 1972-2013
Author: Dorothy K. Hall, Christopher J. Crawford, Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, James L. Foster
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 162, 1 June 2015, Pages 45-54
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Title: MODIS Terra Collection 6 fractional snow cover validation in mountainous terrain during spring snowmelt using Landsat TM and ETM+
Author: Crawford, C.J.
Source: Hydrological Processes, Vol. 29, No. 1, 12-138, 2015
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Title: MODIS Snow Cover Mapping Accuracy in a Small Mountain Catchment - Comparison between Open and Forest Sites
Author: J. Parajka, L. Holko, Z. Kostka, and G. Blöschl
Source: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences,16:2365-77
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Title: MODIS Snow and Ice Products - Assessment and Applications
Author: 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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Title: Development and Evaluation of a Cloud-Gap-Filled MODIS Daily Snow-Cover Product
Author: Hall, D.K., G.A. Riggs, J.L. Foster, S. Kumar
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (2010), 496-503, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.10.007
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Title: Accuracy assessment of the MODIS snow products
Author: Dorothy K. Hall and George A. Riggs
Source: Hydrological Processes, 21, 1534-1547 (2007)
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Title: Commentary on comparison of MODIS snow cover and albedo products with ground observations over the mountainous terrain of Turkey
Author: A. Ü. Şorman, Z. Akyürek, A. Şensoy, A. A. Şorman, and A. E. Tekeli
Source: Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci. Discuss., v. 3, no. 6, 3655-3673, 2006
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Title: Validation of the MODIS snow product and cloud mask using student and NWS cooperative station observations in the Lower Great Lakes Region
Author: Timothy W. Ault , Kevin P. Czajkowski , Teresa Benko, James Coss, Janet Struble, Alison Spongberg, Mark Templin, Christopher Gross
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment 105 (2006) 341-353
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Title: Evaluation of the MODIS (MOD10A1) daily snow albedo product over the Greenland ice sheet
Author: Julienne Stroeve, Jason E. Box, Terry Haran
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 105, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 155-171
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Title: Validation of MODIS Snow Cover Images Over Austria
Author: J. Parajka and G. Blöschl
Source: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 10(5): 679-689.
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Title: An approach to using snow areal depletion curves inferred from MODIS and its application to land surface modelling in Alaska
Author: Stephen J. Déry, Vincent V. Salomonson, Marc Stieglitz, Dorothy K. Hall, Igor Appel
Source: Hydrological Processes, 19, 2755-2774 (2005)
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Title: Comparison of MODIS Daily Global Fractional Snow Cover Maps at 0.05 and 0.25 Degree Resolutions
Author: George A. Riggs, Nicolo Digirolamo, Dorothy K. Hall
Source: 62nd EASTERN SNOW CONFERENCE Waterloo, ON, Canada 2005
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Title: A comparison of MODIS and NOHRSC snow-cover products for simulating streamflow using the Snowmelt Runoff Model
Author: Songweon Lee, Andrew G. Klein and Thomas M. Over
Source: Hydrological Processes 19, 2951-2972 (2005)
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Title: Updating a Land Surface Model with MODIS-Derived Snow Cover
Author: Matt Rodell and Paul R. Houser
Source: Journal of Hyrdrometerology, v 5, p. 1064
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Title: Sea Ice Surface Temperature Product From MODIS
Author: Hall, D.K., J. R. Key, K. A. Casey, G. A. Riggs, D. J. Cavalieri
Source: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 42, No. 5, May 2004
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Title: Validation of daily MODIS snow cover maps of the Upper Rio Grande River Basin for the 2000-2001 snow year
Author: Andrew G. Klein, Ann C. Barnett
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment 86 (2003) 162-176
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Title: MODIS snow-cover products
Author: Hall, D.K., G.A. Riggs, V.V. Salomonson, N.E. DiGirolamo and K.J. Bayr
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment, 83 (2002) 181 - 194
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