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MODIS/Aqua Clouds 5-Min L2 Swath 1km and 5km - NRT

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The level-2 MODIS cloud product consists of cloud optical and physical parameters. These parameters are derived using remotely sensed infrared, visible and near infrared solar reflected radiances. MODIS infrared channel radiances are used to derive cloud top temperature, cloud top height, effective emissivity, cloud phase (ice vs. water, opaque vs. non-opaque), and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions. MODIS visible radiances are used to derive cloud optical thickness and effective particle radius and cloud shadow effects. Near infrared solar reflected radiance provides additional information in the retrieval of cloud particle phase (ice vs. water, clouds vs. snow). The shortname for this level-2 MODIS cloud product is MYD06_L2. MYD06_L2 consists of parameters at a spatial resolution of either 1- km or 5-km (at nadir). Each MYD06_L2 product file covers a five-minute time interval. This means that for 5-km resolution parameters, the output grid is 270 pixels in width by 406 pixels in length.

C6.1 changes for the cloud optical property retrievals are low-impact, and are limited primarily to ancillary product usage, the Quality Assurance (QA), and handling of cloud top (CT) properties fill values; no updates to retrieval science are implemented.

For more information about the MODIS Cloud product, visit the MODIS-Atmosphere site at:

https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/cloud

For more details regarding dataset changes read the document at https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/documentation/collection-61

Access & Use Information

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 December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher NASA/GSFC/EOS/ESDIS/LANCEMODIS
Maintainer
Identifier C1426986978-LANCEMODIS
Data First Published 2017-10-13
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-07-20
Category DODS, EOSDIS, ESIP, AQUA, OPENDAP, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation LANCEMODIS. 2017-10-20. MODIS/Aqua Clouds 5-Min L2 Swath 1km and 5km. Version 6.1NRT. MODAPS at NASA/GSFC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, The Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.NRT.061. http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD06_L2/index.html.
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Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.NRT.061
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place MODAPS at NASA/GSFC
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Source Hash 73bcc96022b137adbb7e3488cc345557363acb96b8b80de35b5caa6bfe9c922d
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Spatial
Temporal 2017-10-20T00:00:00Z/2023-07-24T00:00:00Z

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