Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 345–356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-345-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 345–356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-345-2020

Data description paper 13 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 13 Feb 2020

An improved Terra–Aqua MODIS snow cover and Randolph Glacier Inventory 6.0 combined product (MOYDGL06*) for high-mountain Asia between 2002 and 2018

Sher Muhammad and Amrit Thapa

Data sets

Improved MODIS TERRA/AQUA composite Snow and glacier (RGI6.0) data for High Mountain Asia (2002-2018) S. Muhammad and A. Thapa https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.901821

Executable research compendia (ERC)

Filtering MOD10A2 and MYD10A2 collection 6 products to generate MOYDGL06* product [Muhammad and Thapa, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.901821] Amrit Thapa https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3610735

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Short summary
Snow is the major water resource in high-mountain Asia; therefore, it is crucial to continuously monitor it. Currently, remote sensing, mainly MODIS, is used for snow monitoring. However, the available MODIS snow product is not useful for various applications without postprocessing and improvement. This study reduces uncertainty in the MODIS snow data. We found approximately 50% underestimation and overestimation of snow cover by MODIS Terra–Aqua products, which were improved in this study.