MODIS Snow Cover


These products are generated using the MODIS calibrated radiance data products (MOD02HKM and MYD02HKM), the geolocation products (MOD03 and MYD03), and the cloud mask products (MOD35_L2 and MYD35_L2) as inputs. The MODIS snow algorithm output (MOD10_L2 and MYD10_L2) contains scientific data sets (SDS) of snow cover, quality assurance (QA) SDSs, latitude and longitude SDSs, local attributes and global attributes. The snow cover algorithm identifies snow-covered land; it also identifies snow-covered ice on inland water.


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• Validated Stage: Stage 2

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• DOI: Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, and V. V. Salomonson. 2006. MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m. Version 5. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

All MODIS Snow Cover DOI's can be found at NSIDC:

Product Details


Product Name Terra
Prod ID/
Prod ID/
MODIS Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m MOD10_L2 MYD10_L2
MODIS Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m Grid MOD10A1 MYD10A1
MODIS Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG MOD10C1 MYD10C1
MODIS Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 500m Grid MOD10A2 MYD10A2
MODIS Snow Cover 8-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG MOD10C2 MYD10C2
MODIS Snow Cover Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG MOD10CM MYD10CM


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