MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Daily L3 Global 1Deg CMG V006

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Daily L3 Global 1Deg CMG (MOD08_D3).

MODIS was launched aboard the Terra satellite on December 18, 1999 (10:30 am equator crossing time) as part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) mission. MODIS with its 2330 km viewing swath width provides almost daily global coverage. It acquires data in 36 high spectral resolution bands between 0.415 to 14.235 microns with spatial resolutions of 250m(2 bands), 500m(5 bands), and 1000m (29 bands). MODIS sensor counts, calibrated radiances, geolocation products and all derived geophysical atmospheric and ocean products are archived at NASA Goddard DAAC and has been made available to the public since April 2000.

The MOD08_D3 is a level-3 MODIS gridded atmosphere daily global joint product. It contains daily 1 x 1 degree grid average values of atmospheric parameters related to atmospheric aerosol particle properties, total ozone burden, atmospheric water vapor, cloud optical and physical properties, and atmospheric stability indices. This product also provides standard deviations, quality assurance weighted means and other statistically derived quantities for each parameter.

Algorithms that were used to generate the Level-2 input, that were (in turn) used to generate the Level-3 Daily Global Product were developed by:

Aerosol Properties, NIR Water Vapor, and Cirrus Detection by Drs. Yoram Kaufman, Lorraine Rember, Rob Levy, Christina Hsu, and Bo-Cai Gao

Cloud Optical Properites by Dr. Michael King and Dr. Steve Platnick

Cloud Top Properties by Dr. Paul Menzel and Dr. Steve Ackerman

Atmosphere Profiles by Dr. Eva Borbas

The MOD08_D3 consists of approximately 500 parameters that includes all statistically derived quantities. Essentially all level-3 MODIS atmosphere daily global parameters are derived from the four level-2 MODIS atmosphere products MOD04_L2, MOD05_L2, MOD06_L2, and MOD07_L2. Statistics are computed over a 1 degree equal-angle lat-lon grid that spans a 24-hour (0000 to 2400 Greenwich Mean Time) interval. Since the grid cells are 1 degree by 1 degree, the output grid is always 360 pixels in width and 180 pixels in length.

MOD08_D3 product files are stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS). Each gridded global parameter is stored as Scientific Data Sets (SDS) within the file.

The MODIS Daily Product will be used in the simultaneously study of clouds, water vapor, aerosol , trace gases, land surface and oceanic properties, as well as the interaction between them and their effect on the Earth's energy budget and climate. This product will also be used to investigate seasonal and inter-annual changes in cirrus (semi-transparent) global cloud cover and cloud phase with multispectral observations at high spatial resolution.

For more information about the MOD08_D3 product, please visit the MODIS-Atmosphere site at: https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/daily

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.

Downloads & Resources

References

https://modaps.nascom.nasa.gov/services/about/product_descriptions_terra.html
https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov
https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/archive/allData/6/MOD08_D3/
https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/ModAtmo/L3_ATBD_C6_0.pdf

Dates

Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

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