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Aqua Product Descriptions: MYD06_L2

Last update: October 25, 2017

Data Set Short Name:
MYD06_L2

Data Set Long Name:
MODIS/Aqua Clouds 5Min L2 Swath

Platform:
Aqua

Instrument:
MODIS

Product Description:
The level2 MODIS cloud product, MYD06_L3, cosists of cloud optical and physical parameters. These parameters are derived using remotely sensed infrared visible and near infrared solar reflected radiances. MODIS infrared channel radiances are used to derive cloud top temperature cloud top height effective emissivity cloud phase ice vs. water opaque vs. nonopaque and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions. MODIS visible radiances are used to derive cloud optical thickness and effective particle radius and cloud shadow effects. Near infrared solar reflected radiance provides additional information in the retrieval of cloud particle phase ice vs. water clouds vs. snow.
For more information, click at MYD06_L2.

Production Frequency:
288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global

Spatial Resolution:
1 km & 5 km at nadir

File Size MB:
45

Related Links:
https://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/cloud
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 atmo web site. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: [link as given on modis-atmos website].

For example:
Platnick, S., Ackerman, S., King, M., et al., 2017. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Product (06_L2). NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.061

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Platnick, Dr. Michael King, and Gala Wind (Cloud Optical Properties)
Dr. Steve Ackerman, Dr. Paul Menzel, and Rich Frey (Cloud Top Properties)

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

Dataset DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.NRT.061


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