The MOD03 product inculdes the geolocation fields that are calculated for each 1 km MODIS Instantaneous Field of Views (IFOV) for all orbits daily. The locations and ancillary information correspond to the intersection of the centers of each IFOV from 10 detectors in an ideal 1 km band on the Earth's surface. A digital terrain model is used to model the Earth's surface. The main inputs are the spacecraft attitude and orbit, the instrument telemetry and the digital elevation model. The geolocation fields include geodetic Latitude, Longitude, surface height above the geoid, solar zenith and azimuth angles, satellite zenith and azimuth angles, and a land/sea mask for each 1 km sample. Additional information is included in the header to enable the calculation of the approximate location of the center of the detectors for any of the 36 MODIS bands. This product is used as input by a large number of subsequent MODIS products, particularly those produced by the Land team.
||MODIS Collection 6.1 - Level 1, Atmosphere, Land (ArchiveSet 61)
|File Naming Convention:
- YYYYDDD = Year and Day of Year of acquisition
- HHMM = Hour and Minute of acquisition
- CCC = Collection number
- YYYYDDDHHMMSS = Production Date and Time
||MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST), 2017. MODIS Geolocation Fields Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD03.061