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Level 3 joint atmosphere product - MODIS, LAADS MxD08, Australia coverage

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Level 3 joint atmosphere product - MODIS, LAADS MxD08, Australia coverage

Link to the data

DescriptorData link
Dataset digital object identifier (DOI
GeoNetwork recordhttp://data.auscover.org.au/geonetwork?uuid=f5537107-3b3a-4dda-a9d4-6b6d49883092
HDF-EOS
(data collection 0051) 
http://remote-sensing.ivec.org/thredds/catalog/RSSRG/MODIS_L3/atmosphere/MxD08_M3_c51/aqua/catalog.html
http://remote-sensing.ivec.org/thredds/catalog/RSSRG/MODIS_L3/atmosphere/MxD08_M3_c51/terra/catalog.html
http://remote-sensing.ivec.org/thredds/catalog/RSSRG/MODIS_L3/atmosphere/MxD08_D3_c51/aqua/catalog.html

Data licence and Access rights

ItemDetail
RightsThe distribution of the MODAPS data sets are funded by NASA's Earth-Sun System Division (ESSD). The data are not copyrighted; however, in the event that you publish data or results using these data, we request that you include the following acknowledgment: "The data used in this study were acquired as part of the NASA's Earth-Sun System Division and archived and distributed by the MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)." (text from http://modaps.nascom.nasa.gov/services/faq).
LicenceMODAPS data licence, http://modaps.nascom.nasa.gov/services/faq.
AccessThese data can be freely downloaded and used subject to the licence. Attribution and citation is required as described at http://data.auscover.org.au/citation. Attribution for LAADS and MODAPS as the source of the MODIS data is also required, see http://modaps.nascom.nasa.gov/services/faq. We ask that you send us citations and copies of publications arising from work that use these data.

Licence information will be updated to CC BY when it is determined that Curtin U. and AusCover have done some value-adding. For now the archive is a direct copy of the data available from LAADS so the LAADS rights information is appropriate.

Alternate title

MODIS Level-3 MODIS Atmosphere Daily and Monthly Global Products

Abstract or Summary

The Level 3 Atmospheric product provides statistical information on satellite derived aerosol retrievals, water vapour retrievals, cloud properties and atmosphere profiles. Each monthly file contains approximately 800 data sets while each daily file contains approximately 600 data sets. The data sets include histograms, mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum values of each parameter as well as comparative histograms between parameters. A complete list of the data sets available for the monthly product (MxD08_M3) can be found at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_M3/format_c51.html, while the list for the daily product (MxD08_D3) can be found at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_D3/format_c51.html.

These products are generated from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the EOS satellites; Terra (morning descending orbit) and Aqua (afternoon ascending orbit). Data were sourced from the Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS Web, http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/).

Spatial and Temporal extents

ItemDetail
Spatial resolution (degrees)1ยบ
Spatial coverage (degrees)105 to 160 E, -10 to -45 N
Temporal resolution1 day (MxD08_D3) and 1 month (MxD08_M3) composites
Temporal coverage2000-02 to 2011-12 (MOD08_M3)
2002-07 to 2011-12 (MYD08_M3)
2002-07-04 to 2011-21-31 (MYD08_D3)
Sensor & platformMODIS Terra&Aqua
ItemDetail
Spatial representation typegrid
Spatial reference systemWGS 84

Point of contact

ItemDetail
NameHelen Chedzey
OrganisationDepartment of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University
PositionRemote sensing scientist
Emailhelen.chedzey@curtin.edu.au
Roleauthor
Address
Telephone
URL
ItemDetail
NameProfessor Meryvn Lynch
OrganisationDepartment of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University
PositionHead, Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group
Emailm.lynch@curtin.edu.au
RolepointOfContact
Address
Telephone
URL
ItemDetail
NameNASA MODIS-Atmosphere group
OrganisationGoddard Space Flight Center
PositionSource data archive
Emailhubanks@climate.gsfc.nasa.gov
RolepointOfContact
Address
Telephone
URLhttp://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_M3/team.html

Credit

This dataset has been collated by the Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University.  The original data were supplied by the Level 1 Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS), http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/.

Keywords

ThesauriKeyword
GCMDEARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS
CF
FoREnvironmental Sciences > Ecological Applications = 0501

There are three main thesauri that AusCover recommends:

  1. Global Change Master Directory (http://gcmd.nasa.gov)
  2. Climate and Forecast (CF) convention standard names (http://cfconventions.org/standard-names.html).
  3. Fields of Research codes (http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/6BB427AB9696C225CA2574180004463E?opendocument).

Data quality

Quality assessment of the MODIS Atmosphere products is undertaken by the MODIS-Atmosphere group, http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Data set specific link(s) for MxD08 products are:

Missing data: 10 dates are unavailable in the Aqua Daily L3 (MYD08_D3) archive. These dates are 30 July 2002 - 7 August 2002 (inclusive) and 13 September 2002.

Validation status

Quality assessment of the MODIS Atmosphere products is undertaken by the MODIS-Atmosphere group , http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Data set specific link(s) for MxD08 products are:

Related products

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References

ItemDetail or link
PublicationsMODIS-Atmosphere, http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/reference
MxD08 product pageshttp://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_M3/index.html
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_D3/index.html
ATBDHubanks, King, Platnick, and Pincus, 2008: MODIS Atmosphere L3 Gridded Product Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.   ATBD Reference Number: ATBD-MOD-30. http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/_docs/L3_ATBD_2008_12_04.pdf

Algorithm summary

The LPDAAC product pages, http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_M3/index.html and .../MOD08_D3, provide links to the ATBDs and other supporting documentation.

Product version history

Version labelDetail
1.0Initial release

Metadata history

DateDetail
2011-06-29Metadata creation date
2013-02-17Reformatted to new template.
Added Validation and MODIS-Atmosphere references.
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Created by Matt Paget on 2013/02/17 13:14

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