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Filename Convention

Level-2 Products

MODIS Level-2 Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) product files have standardized filenames. The prefix MOD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Terra (AM overpass) platform and MYD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Aqua (PM overpass) platform.


Terra (AM) Platform:

Aqua (PM) Platform:



Note that:

  • all times are UTC time, not local time
  • the MOD06_L2 prefix is only an example (MYD04_L2, MOD05_L2, MYD05_L2, MYD06_L2, etc. could be substituted).



Level-3 Products

MODIS Level-3 Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) product files have standardized filenames. The prefix MOD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Terra (AM) platform and MYD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Aqua (PM overpass) platform.


Terra (AM) Platform:

Aqua (PM) Platform:



Note that:

  • all times are UTC time, not local time
  • the MOD08_D3 prefix is only an example (MYD08_D3, MOD08_E3, MYD08_E3, MOD08_M3, MYD08_M3 could be substituted)