Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 767–776, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-767-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 767–776, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-767-2021

Data description paper 02 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 02 Mar 2021

Daily Terra–Aqua MODIS cloud-free snow and Randolph Glacier Inventory 6.0 combined product (M*D10A1GL06) for high-mountain Asia between 2002 and 2019

Sher Muhammad and Amrit Thapa

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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jan 2021) by Birgit Heim
AR by Sher Muhammad on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jan 2021) by Birgit Heim
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Short summary
Snow is a dominant water resource in high-mountain Asia and crucial for mountain communities and downstream populations. The present MODIS snow products are significantly uncertain and not useful for observation and simulation of climate, hydrology, and other water-related studies. This study reduces uncertainty in the daily MODIS snow data and generates a MODIS Terra–Aqua combined product reducing uncertainties due to cloud cover, data gaps, and other errors caused by sensor limitations.