MODIS (GeoTIFF-Bundle)

Provides MODIS Full Scenes Nadir Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF)-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) data in TIF format consisting of one file per band with metadata.

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A data block that provides MODIS MCD43A4 full scenes. These images are acquired by the Terra and Aqua satellite sensors at a daily revisit rate anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2000.

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Technical information

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Data providerAWS
Data productMODIS Version 6 Nadir Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF)-Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR)
Spatial resolution (m)500
Image typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing LevelOrtho
Radiometric processing LevelL2 (reflectance)
Revisit frequencyDaily (using 16 days of Terra and Aqua MODIS data)
Data availabilitySince 2000
File formatCloud Optimized GeoTIFF
Bit depth per pixel8-bit
Coordinate systemSinusoidal
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowYes

Spectral bands

Spectral bandWavelength [nm]
Band 1- Red620-670
Band 2 - NIR841-876
Band 3 - Blue459-479
Band 4 - Green545-565
Band 5 - SWIR11230-1250
Band 6 - SWIR21628-1652
Band 7 - SWIR32105-2155
Good to know

The data products are corrected using the bidirectional reflectance distribution function to model the values as if they were collected from a nadir view, which ensures a stable and consistent product.

Learn more

For more information about the MODIS MCD43A4 products, please refer to the NASA website and the LP DAAC website.

Product folder

The output dataset is stored in a product folder with the same name as the product ID. This folder contains 14 GeoTIFF images and 3 metadata files.

<productId>_B{1..11}.TIFIndividual band images
<productId>_BQA.TIFQuality assessment band
<productId>_.TIF.ovrOverview file for each GeoTIFF file
<productId>.1.jpgRGB composite image
index.htmlLinks to the GeoTIFF images
Good to know

Although the outputs are generated in GeoTIFF format, we refer to the whole bundle as MTL format.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
idsnulln.a.n.a."ids": ["MCD43A4.A2018212.h23v05.006.2018226175455", "MCD43A4.A2018213.h23v05.006.2018226181629"]
time"2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"01.02.2000present"time": "2016-11-01T00:00:00+00:00/2016-11-30T23:59:59+00:00"
limit11n.a."limit": 80
bbox/contains/intersectsnulln.a.n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.


Example based on a workflow created with the data block MODIS (GeoTIFF-Bundle):




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.