This data set is only available for a restricted user group, please contact us if you want to access these data.
Coverage, spatial and temporal resolution
Period and temporal resolution:
- Monthly (MOD11C3)
- 2000-03 to 2019-12
- Daily (MOD11C1)
- 2000-02-24 to 2019-12-31
Coverage and spatial resolution:
- Spatial resolution: 0.05° x 0.05° (about 5600 m, Climate Modeling Grid)
- Geographic longitude: 179.975°W to 179.975°E
- Geographic latitude: 89.975°S to 89.975°N
- Dimension: 3600 rows x 7200 columns
- Altitude: following topography
The data offered here are part of the well-validated new Collection 006 of the MODIS product suite. Collection 006 includes substantial radiometric calibration improvements which ensures a consistent time series (see e.g. Lyapustin et al., 2014). The accuracy of the retrieved land surface temperature is given in the data set in form of a quality flag (see parameters). Generally, only those grid cells contain a valid value where a proper land surface temperature retrieval was possible. Gaps in the data are almost solely based upon a persistent cloud cover.
The original data set includes a couple of more parameters such as the observation time, observation angle, number of days with clear-sky conditions during the month under consideration as well as emissivities of channels 20, 22, 23, 29, 31, 32. All this information is not included in the data set offered here, however, in order to keep it simple and the data volume low.
New results indicate that there might be a cold bias (clear sky bias) of MODIS LST over winter-time snow covered areas.
Please look into the documents listed under references for calibration / validation activities and results.
LPDAAC User Services
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
email: LPDAAC (at) usgs.gov
Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
email: wan (at) eri.ucsb.edu
ICDC / CEN / University of Hamburg
email: stefan.kern (at) uni-hamburg.de
Please cite data upon usage as follows:
Z. Wan, S. H., G. Hulley. (2015). MOD11C1 MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD11C1.006, last access date: January 6 2020, distributed in netCDF format by the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC, icdc.cen.uni-hamburg.de) University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
Please replace MOD11C1 by MOD11C3 when using the monthly instead of the daily data.