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MODIS/VIIRS snow/sea ice data

A suite of MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow and sea ice products, developed at NASA / GSFC, are available through the National Snow and Ice Data Center.  The suite of products consists of global daily, 8-day maximum and monthly snow cover at 500-m and 0.5-km spatial resolution; daily cloud-gap-filled snow cover; daily snow albedo at 500-m resolution; and daily sea ice extent and ice-surface temperature (IST).  Nearly-identical product suites are available both from the Terra and Aqua satellites in HDF-EOS format.

A special Terra MODIS daily product of the Greenland Ice Sheet is also available.  This product consists of layers of ice-surface temperature, albedo and water vapor for the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000 - 2016) at a spatial resolution of 0.78 km, on a polar stereographic grid in NetCDF format.

Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) global, daily snow-cover maps,developed at NASA / GSFC, are archived and available through the National Snow and Ice Data Center.