NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center + Visit NASA.gov
MODAPS Services
ABOUT PRODUCTION DISTRIBUTION USER SERVICES QA DOCUMENTS RELATED SITES FAQ

  +Home

 

About

Terra Product Descriptions: MOD07_L2

Last update: October 17, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
MOD07_L2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Temperature and Water Vapor Profiles 5Min L2 Swath 5km

Platform:
Terra

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The Near Real Time (NRT) MODIS Atmospheric Profile data product MOD07_L2 consists of a number of parameters. They are: total-ozone burden, atmospheric stability, temperature and moisture profiles, and atmospheric water vapor. All of these parameters are produced day and night for Level 2 at 5x5 1-km pixel resolution when at least 9 FOVs are cloud free. The MODIS total-ozone burden is an estimate of the total-column tropospheric and stratospheric ozone content. The MODIS atmospheric stability consists of three daily Level 2 atmospheric stability indices. The Total Totals (TT), the Lifted Index (LI), and the K index (K) are each computed using the infrared temperature- and moisture-profile data, also derived as part of MOD07. The MODIS temperature and moisture profiles are produced at 20 vertical levels. The MODIS atmospheric water-vapor product is an estimate of the total tropospheric column water vapor made from integrated MODIS infrared retrievals of atmospheric moisture profiles in clear scenes.
For additional information click at MOD07_L2.

Production Frequency:
288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
250m and 1km at nadir

File Size MB:
~31

Related Links:
https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/atm-profile
(MODIS Atmosphere Profile 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., 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].

For example:
Borbas, E., et al., 2017. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD07_L2.NRT.061

Data Authors:
Dr. Eva Borbas

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

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD07_L2.NRT.061


+ Privacy Policy and Important Notices NASA Webmaster: Greg Ederer
NASA Official: Ed Masuoka