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Collection-6 Terra Product Descriptions:MODATML2

Last update:March 9, 2015

Data Set Short Name:
MODATML2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Aerosol, Cloud and Water Vapor Subset 5-Min L2 Swath 5km and 10km

Platform:
Terra

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
MODATML2 contains a combination of key high interest science parameters The ATML2 product provides a subset of datasets from the suite of atmosphere team products on both a 10 km scale (aerosols) and 5km scale (native 5 km cloud properties and a 5x5 pixel sample of the 1km cloud datasets). The sampling of 1 km datasets is consistent with the team’s L3 algorithm (using the pixel 4, 9 in the along-track direction for each 10 km scan in order to avoid contiguous dead 500 m band 6 pixels on the Terra instrument.

C6 significantly increases the number of datasets included in the ATML2 product, including the full suite of QA datasets. Since the ATML2 data granule file size is significantly smaller than the combined size of the individual L2 products, and because the 1 km pixel sampling is consistent with the L3 algorithm, the ATML2 product is a more practical means for the user community to develop research L3 algorithms for their own specific purposes.

Additional information at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODATML2.

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
5-km & 10-km at nadir

File Size (MB):
~4

Related Links:
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODATML2/
(MODIS Atmosphere Joint 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:
Platnick, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Joint Atmosphere Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MODATML2.006

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Platnick

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

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MODATML2.006


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