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MODIS/Aqua Cloud Mask 5-Min Swath 1000 m

Metadata Updated: February 21, 2024

The MODIS-VIIRS Cloud Mask (MVCM) is designed to facilitate continuity in cloud detection between the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on the Aqua and Terra platforms and the series of VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instruments, beginning with the Suomi NPP spacecraft. To establish continuity, this MODIS MVCM product does not use an algorithm identical to that used in the standard MODIS product (MOD35/MYD35). The MVCM-MODIS Cloud Mask product is Aqua MOIDS Level-2, 5-Min Swath product generated at 1000 m (at nadir) spatial resolution. The algorithm employs a series of visible through infrared threshold and consistency tests to specify confidence that an unobstructed view of the Earth's surface has been observed. Radiometrically-accurate radiances are required, thus holes in the cloud mask will appear wherever the input radiances are incomplete or of poor quality.

For more information consult Product Page at: https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/MVCM/

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024
Publisher Not provided
Maintainer
Identifier C1593392869-LAADS
Data First Published 2019-02-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2024-02-13
Category Aqua, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation NASA VIIRS Atmosphere SIPS. 2019-03-01. MODIS/Aqua Cloud Mask 5-Min Swath 1000 m. Version 1. MODAPS at NASA/GSFC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, L1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS). https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/CLDMSK_L2_MODIS_Aqua.001. https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/CLDMSK_L2_MODIS_Aqua.001.
Creator NASA VIIRS Atmosphere SIPS
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place MODAPS at NASA/GSFC
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash bd5892995ca37a97465fb6d0e2b6f5d50cc657b49fea7b39dfa608ddd4ef8ed9
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Temporal 2002-07-04T00:00:00Z/2024-02-19T00:00:00Z

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