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MODIS Atmosphere L2 Joint Product

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Last Update:
28 May 2015

Dataset Short Name:
MODATML2 (Terra Platform)
MYDATML2 (Aqua Platform)

Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Level-2 (L2) Joint Atmosphere Product
MODIS/Aqua Level-2 (L2) Joint Atmosphere Product
(Swath, 5km and 10km Resolution)
(5 minute time-period HDF files)



Collection 006 (C6)

Product Description:
MODATML2 and MYDATML2 contains a combination of key high interest science parameters. The ATML2 product provides a subset of datasets from the suite of MODIS Atmosphere team products on both 5km scale (native 5 km cloud properties and a 5x5 pixel sample of the 1km cloud datasets) and a 10 km scale (aerosols). The sampling of 1 km datasets is consistent with the teamís L3 algorithm (using the pixel 4, 9 in the along-track direction for each 10 km scan in order to avoid contiguous dead 500 m band 6 pixels on the Terra instrument.

C6 significantly increases the number of datasets included in the ATML2 product, including the full suite of QA datasets. Since the ATML2 data granule file size is significantly smaller than the combined size of the individual L2 products, and because the 1 km pixel sampling is consistent with the L3 algorithm, the ATML2 product is a more practical means for the user community to develop research L3 algorithms for their own specific purposes.

Additional information at

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:

Spatial Resolution:
5x5 km at nadir
10x10 km at nadir

File Size:
~4 MB

Related Links:
(MODIS Atmosphere Joint 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., 2015. 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:
Platnick, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Joint Atmosphere Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA:

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Platnick

Dataset Originator/Creator:
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)

Dataset DOI:

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