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Cloud - MODIS, Australia coverage

Last modified by Helen Chedzey on 2013/06/19 12:52

MODIS Level 2 Cloud Product (MOD06)

Link to the data

MODIS L2 Cloud1km, 5kmDaily Terra


Data sets contained within this product include cloud top temperature, cloud top pressure, cloud optical thickness, cloud particle radius and cloud phase. A complete list of available data sets can be found here.

This product is generated from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the EOS satellites; Terra (morning descending orbit) and Aqua (afternoon ascending orbit).

Key specifications

Spatial resolution1km, 5km
Spatial coverage104ºE - 170ºE, 5ºS - 46ºS
Temporal resolutionDaily
Temporal coverageTerra: 2011, 2012
Sensor & platformMODIS;Terra
CustodianRemote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University
VersionProcessed with IMAPP Virtual Appliance v1.1
File FormatHDF-EOS



Information including FAQs, file content and known problems regarding the MODIS Level 2 Cloud products can be found on the official MODIS Cloud product webpage.


All details concerning this product can be found in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).


Quality and limitations

Information is available on the official MODIS Cloud product webpage.

Data completeness

The MODIS Level 2 Cloud product archive from the Terra archive covers data from 2011 and 2012.


Validated by the relevant MODIS Science team.

Other specifications

CitationMODIS Level 2 Cloud Product
Data sourceRemote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University
Geographical coverage104ºE - 170ºE, 5ºS - 46ºS
Coordinate system
Positional accuracy1km, 5km
CompletenessCurrently 18 months of Terra data (2011, 2012) are available.
Update plan
Use limitationAcknowledgements required:
TERN AusCover
Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University
Use constraints
ContactHelen Chedzey
Department of Imaging and Applied Physics
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth  WA  6845
Telephone: (08) 9266 1257
Email: Helen Chedzey



Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).


MODIS Level 2 : Cloud Product

Created by Helen Chedzey on 2012/03/14 19:59

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