Terra Product Descriptions: MOD04_3K
Last update: October 17, 2017
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MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5Min L2 Swath 3km
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.
144 files per day
3 km at nadir
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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].
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
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team/MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)