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Collection-6 Aqua Product Descriptions: MYD35_L2

Last update: May 23, 2006

Data Set Short Name:
MYD35_L2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Aqua Cloud Mask and Spectral Test Results 5-Min L2 Swath 250m and 1km

Platform:
Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The Level 2 MODIS cloud mask product, MYD35_L2, consists of global cloud mask, quality assurance, and other ancillary parameters. The visible and infrared threshold and consistency tests are used to specify confidence levels that an unobstructed view of the Earth's surface is observed. An indication of shadows affecting the scene is also provided. MYD35_L2 parameters are produced at spatial resolution of 1-km and 250-m at nadir. Including ancillary parameters, this product consists of 9 parameters.

Additional information at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD35_L2.

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

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

Spatial Resolution:
250 m & 1 km at nadir

File Size:
~45 MB

Related Links:
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD35_L2/
(MODIS Cloud Mask 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:
Ackerman, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.006

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Ackerman

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

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD35_L2.006


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