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Collection-6 Terra Product Descriptions: MOD07_L2

Last update: May 23, 2006

Data Set Short Name:
MOD07_L2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Temperature and Water Vapor Profiles 5-Min L2 Swath 5km

Platform:
Terra

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The MODIS Atmospheric Profile data product file MOD07_L2 onsists of several parameters: they are total-ozone burden, atmospheric stability, temperature and moisture profiles, and atmospheric water vapor. All of these parameters are produced day and night for Level 2 at 5x5 1-km pixel resolution when at least 9 FOVs are cloud free. The MODIS total-ozone burden is an estimate of the total-column tropospheric and stratospheric ozone content. The MODIS atmospheric stability consists of three daily Level 2 atmospheric stability indices. The Total Totals (TT), the Lifted Index (LI), and the K index (K) are each computed using the infrared temperature- and moisture-profile data, also derived as part of MOD07. The MODIS temperature and moisture profiles are produced at 20 vertical levels. The MODIS atmospheric water-vapor product is an estimate of the total tropospheric column water vapor made from integrated MODIS infrared retrievals of atmospheric moisture profiles in clear scenes.

Additional information at https://modis-atmosphere.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/atm-profile.

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global Coverage
5 Minute Granule Size = 2330 x 2030 pixels

Spatial Resolution:
5 km at nadir

File Size:
~31 MB

Related Links:
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD07_L2/
(MODIS Atmosphere Profile Product site)

Citation:
We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation.

Author (PI), et al., 2015. Product name as given on atmo web site. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: [link as given on atmo site].

For example:
Borbas, E., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD07_L2.006

Data Authors:
Dr. Eva Borbas

Dataset Originator/Creator:
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Atmosphere Profile Retrieval Group
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD07_L2.006


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