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Data Object Identifier (DOI)

MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product

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Last Update:
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)

Product Description:
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

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global Coverage
5 Minute Granule Size = 2330 x 2030 pixels

Spatial Resolution:
250 m & 1 km at nadir

File Size:
~31 MB

Related Links:
(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].

For example:
Borbas, E., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Atmosphere Profile Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA:

Data Authors:
Dr. Eva Borbas

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

Dataset DOI:

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