Collection-6 Terra Product Descriptions: MOD07_L2
Last update: May 23, 2006
Data Set Short Name:
Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Temperature and Water Vapor Profiles 5-Min L2 Swath 5km
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.
~288 files per day
5 Minute Granule Size = 2330 x 2030 pixels
5 km at nadir
(MODIS Atmosphere Profile Product site)
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].
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
Dr. Eva Borbas
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Atmosphere Profile Retrieval Group
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)