Terra Product Descriptions: MOD04_L2
Last update: October 17, 2017
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MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5Min L2 Swath 10km
The MODIS Level 2 Near Real Time (NRT) aerosol product MOD04_L2 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 10 km at nadir.
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144 files per day
10 km at nadir
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(MODIS Atmosphere Aerosol 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., 2017. Product name as given on atmo 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_L2.061
Dr. Rob Levy (Dark Target)
Dr. Christina Hsu (Deep Blue)
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team - Aerosol Retrieval Group/
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)