This data set comprises daily values of the gridded global land surface albedo derived from MODIS reflectance values observed at bands 1-7 for periods of 16 days. Depending on the availability data from EOS-TERRA and (after July 2002) EOS-AQUA are used.
We are offering the data set with a spatial resolution of 0.05° (about 5600 m). This is the first albedo data set of MODIS collection 006.
Note that the data set has been modified by us at ICDC. The landmask of the original data set was incomplete. It showed land surface albedo values over sea area like, e.g., the North Sea. The modified data set, which is offered here, contains information about the land-water distribution given in the MODIS land cover type data set to correct this bug.
We recommend the EOS-Data hand book for further reading.
Last update of data set at ICDC: May 3, 2018