MOD21C2.061 Terra Land Surface Temperature and 3-Band Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG

MODIS/061/MOD21C2
Dataset Availability
2000-02-24T00:00:00Z–2024-06-09T00:00:00Z
Dataset Provider
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ee.ImageCollection("MODIS/061/MOD21C2")
Tags
emissivity global lst nasa surface-temperature terra usgs

Description

The MOD21C2 dataset is an 8-day composite LST product that uses an algorithm based on a simple averaging method. The algorithm calculates the average from all the cloud free MOD21A1D and MOD21A1N daily acquisitions from the 8-day period. Unlike the MOD21A1 data sets where the daytime and nighttime acquisitions are separate products, the MOD21A2 contains both daytime and nighttime acquisitions. The LST, Quality Control (QC), view zenith angle, and viewing time have separate day and night bands, while the values for the MODIS emissivity bands 29, 31, and 32 are the average of both the nighttime and daytime acquisitions.

Documentation:

Bands

Resolution
1000 meters

Bands

Name Units Min Max Scale Offset Description
Count_Day 1 65535

Count of Daytime Input Values

Count_Night 1 65535

Count of Nighttime Input Values

QC_Day

Quality Control for Daytime LST and Emissivity

QC_Night

Quality Control for Nighttime LST and Emissivity

LST_Day K 7500 65535 0.02

Average Daytime Land Surface Temperature

LST_Night K 7500 65535 0.02

Average Nighttime Land Surface Temperature

LST_Day_err K 1 255 0.04

Root-mean-square-error Daytime Land Surface Temperature

LST_Night_err K 1 255 0.04

Average Nighttime Land Surface Temperature

Day_view_angle deg 0 130 -65

Average Daytime View Zenith Angle

Night_view_angle deg 0 130 -65

Average Nighttime View Zenith Angle

Day_view_time h 0 120 0.2

Average Daytime View Time (UTC)

Night_view_time h 0 120 0.2

Average Nighttime View Time (UTC)

Emis_29_Day 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Daytime Band 29 Emissivity

Emis_29_Night 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Nighttime Band 29 Emissivity

Emis_29_Day_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Daytime Band 29 Emissivity

Emis_29_Night_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Nighttime Band 29 Emissivity

Emis_31_Day 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Daytime Band 31 Emissivity

Emis_31_Night 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Nighttime Band 31 Emissivity

Emis_31_Day_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Daytime Band 31 Emissivity

Emis_31_Night_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Nighttime Band 31 Emissivity

Emis_32_Day 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Daytime Band 32 Emissivity

Emis_32_Night 1 255 0.002 0.49

Average Nighttime Band 32 Emissivity

Emis_32_Day_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Daytime Band 32 Emissivity

Emis_32_Night_err 1 65535 0.0001

Root-mean-square-error Nighttime Band 32 Emissivity

View_Angle deg -65

MODIS view zenith angle

Percent_land_in_grid % 1 100

Percent of Land Detections in Grid Cell

Clear_sky_days 0 2.14748e+09

Bitmap of Clear Sky Days (1 = clear, LSB = 1st day)

Clear_sky_nights 0 2.14748e+09

Bitmap of Clear Sky Nights (1 = clear, LSB = 1st day)

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

MODIS data and products acquired through the LP DAAC have no restrictions on subsequent use, sale, or redistribution.

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Code Editor (JavaScript)

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/061/MOD21C2')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2018-01-01', '2018-05-01'));
var landSurfaceTemperature = dataset.select('LST_Day');
var landSurfaceTemperatureVis = {
  min: 216.0,
  max: 348.0,
  palette: [
    '040274', '040281', '0502a3', '0502b8', '0502ce', '0502e6',
    '0602ff', '235cb1', '307ef3', '269db1', '30c8e2', '32d3ef',
    '3be285', '3ff38f', '86e26f', '3ae237', 'b5e22e', 'd6e21f',
    'fff705', 'ffd611', 'ffb613', 'ff8b13', 'ff6e08', 'ff500d',
    'ff0000', 'de0101', 'c21301', 'a71001', '911003'
  ],
};
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 2);
Map.addLayer(
    landSurfaceTemperature, landSurfaceTemperatureVis,
    'Average Daytime Land Surface Temperature');
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