Multilayer Greenland Ice Surface Temperature, Surface Albedo, and Water Vapor from MODIS, 2000-2019

This multilayer data set includes standard MODIS Collection 6.1 ice surface temperature (IST) and derived melt maps, as well as MODIS Collection 6.0 albedo and water vapor for Greenland, at a spatial resolution of 0.78 km, derived from the Terra MODIS instrument. Also included is an ice mask and a basins mask for delineating drainage basins in Greenland. The dataset is described at NSIDC and in the following publication:

  1. Hall, D.K., Cullather, R.I., Comiso, J.C., DiGirolamo, N.E., Nowicki, S.M and B.C. Medley. 2018. A multilayer IST – albedo product of Greenland from MODIS. Remote Sensing [Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Essential Climate Variables and their Applications], 10(4): 555, https://doi:10.3390/rs10040555.

The complete dataset is available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the following URL: https://nsidc.org/data/MODGRNLD/versions/1/print

Some samples of an earlier version of the IST maps are provided below.

Contact Dorothy Hall for more information.

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