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Theoretical Basis

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Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents

Offered below are the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs) for the MODIS L2 Cloud Product (06_L2) and L3 parameters derived from this product.

  Cloud (06_L2)

    Cloud Product - C006 Cloud Top Properties & Cloud Phase   (Updated March 2013)
    Menzel, Frey, Baum, 2013:
    Cloud Top Properties and Cloud Phase - Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Products: 06_L2 (CT). View the PDF Document

    Cloud Product - C005/051 Cloud Top Properties & Cloud Phase   (Updated October 2010)
    Menzel, Frey, Baum, 2010:
    Cloud Top Properties and Cloud Phase - Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Products: 06_L2 (CT). View the PDF Document

    Cloud Product - C005/051 Cloud Optical Properties   (Updated January 1998)
    King, Tsay, Platnick, Wang, & Liou, 1998:
    Cloud Retrieval Algorithms for MODIS: Optical Thickness, Effective Particle Radius, and Thermodynamic Phase.
    Products: 06_L2 (OD). View the PDF Document


Diagrams and Flow Charts

Offered below are MODIS and MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) versions of the cloud mask test diagrams and final thermodynamic phase flow charts. The final version of the phase flow charts were developed by Dr. Jerome Riedi.

    MODIS

        Collection 005

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2005: MODIS Cloud Mask Test Diagrams. Products: 06_L2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3.

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2005: MODIS Cloud Thermodynamic Phase Flowchart. Products: 06_L2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3.

        Collection 004

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2002: MODIS Cloud Mask Test Diagrams. Products: 06_L2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3.

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2002: MODIS Cloud Thermodynamic Phase Flowchart. Products: 06_L2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3.




    MAS

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2002: MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) Cloud Mask Test Diagrams. Products: MAS L2 Data.

      View the PDF Document   King, Platnick, & Riedi, 2002: MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) Cloud Thermodynamic Phase Flowchart. Products: MAS L2 Data.



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