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Terra Product Descriptions: MOD04_3K

Last update: October 17, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
MOD04_3K

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5Min L2 Swath 3km

Platform:
Terra

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Level 2 aerosol product, MOD04_3K, provides retrieved ambient aerosol optical properties e.g., optical thickness and size distribution mass concentration, lookup table derived reflected and transmitted fluxes as well as quality assurance and other ancillary parameters, globally over ocean and near globally over land at a spatial resolution of 3 km at nadir.
The 3 km product MOD04_3k differs from the original 10 km product MOD04_L2 only in the manner in which reflectance pixels are ingested organized and selected by the aerosol algorithm. Overall the 3 km product closely mirrors the 10 km product.

Production Frequency:
144 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
3 km at nadir

File Size MB:
7

Related Links:
https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/aerosol
https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/documentation/collection-61

Citation:
We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation.
Author(PI), et al., 2017. Product name as given on atmos web site. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA:[link as given on atmo site].
For example:
Levy, R., Hsu, C., et al., 2017. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Aerosol Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD04_3K.NRT.061

Data Authors:

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

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD04_3K.NRT.061



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