MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product
28 May 2015
Dataset Short Name:
MOD35_L2 (Terra Platform)
MYD35_L2 (Aqua Platform)
Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Cloud Mask and Spectral Test Results 5-Min L2 Swath 250m and 1km
MODIS/Aqua Cloud Mask and Spectral Test Results 5-Min L2 Swath 250m and 1km
(Swath, 250m and 1km Resolution)
(5 minute time-period HDF files)
Collection 006 (C6)
The Level 2 MODIS Cloud Mask Product(MOD35_L2 and MYD35_L2) consists of global cloud mask, quality assurance, and other ancillary parameters. The visible and infrared threshold and consistency tests are used to specify confidence levels that an unobstructed view of the Earth's surface is observed. An indication of shadows affecting the scene is also provided. MOD35_L2 and MYD35_L2 parameters are produced at spatial resolution of 1-km and 250-m at nadir. Including ancillary parameters, this product consists of 9 parameters.
Additional information at http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD35_L2.
~288 files per day
5 Minute Granule Size = 2330 x 2030 pixels
250 m & 1 km at nadir
(MODIS Cloud Mask 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].
Ackerman, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.006
Dr. Steve Ackerman
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Cloud Mask Retrieval Group
MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS)