MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product
28 May 2015
Dataset Short Name:
MOD07_L2 (Terra Platform)
MYD07_L2 (Aqua Platform)
Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Level-2 (L2) Atmosphere Profile Product
MODIS/Aqua Level-2 (L2) Atmosphere Profile Product
(Swath, 1km and 5km Resolution)
(5 minute time-period HDF files)
Collection 006 (C6)
The MODIS Atmospheric Profile data product file MOD07_L2 and MYD07_L2 consists of several parameters: total-ozone burden, atmospheric stability, temperature and moisture profiles, and atmospheric water vapor. All of these parameters are produced day and night for Level 2 at 5x5 1-km pixel resolution when at least 9 FOVs are cloud free. The MODIS total-ozone burden is an estimate of the total-column tropospheric and stratospheric ozone content. The MODIS atmospheric stability consists of three daily Level 2 atmospheric stability indices. The Total Totals (TT), the Lifted Index (LI), and the K index (K) are each computed using the infrared temperature-profile and moisture-profile data, also derived as part of 07_L2. The MODIS temperature and moisture profiles are produced at 20 vertical levels. The MODIS atmospheric water-vapor product is an estimate of the total tropospheric column water vapor made from integrated MODIS infrared retrievals of atmospheric moisture profiles in clear scenes.
Additional information at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD07_L2.
~288 files per day
5 Minute Granule Size = 2330 x 2030 pixels
250 m & 1 km at nadir
(MODIS Atmosphere Profile 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].
Borbas, E., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD07_L2.006
Dr. Eva Borbas
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Atmosphere Profile Retrieval Group
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)