Here we offer daily composites and monthly means of the land surface temperature as derived from infrared radiances measured with the MODIS-TERRA sensor at its channels 31 and 32. From radiances obtained under clear-sky conditions the land surface temperature is obtained using a split window technique. This data set is the final product of a product chain. In this chain, the land surface temperature is calculated for each day first for single MODIS overpasses, then for tiles with 1000 m resolution (product MOD11A1) and finally for the climate modeling grid (CMG) with 0.05° grid resolution. These daily data are further processed in order to receive 8-day composites or even a monthly mean.
To produce this data set other parameters (actually all MODIS products) are required, that is the MODIS vertical temperature and water vapor profiles, the MODIS cloud mask, the land cover distribution, and the snow cover.
The data offered here are based on MODIS-TERRA of MODIS Collection 006.
For more and detailed information, please see the User's Guide.
Last data set update at ICDC: June 30, 2017.