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ATBDs & Plans

ATBD's & Plans

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QA Plan

MODIS Atmosphere QA Plan for Collection 006
(includes Deep Blue Aerosol, Atmosphere Profile, Cloud Top, Cloud Optical, & Cloud Mask updates)
Version 6 (7 October 2014)
Hubanks, et.al  
View the PDF Document



User's Guides

Cloud Mask User's Guide for Collection 005
Version 1.0 (2008)
Strabela  
View the PDF Document



Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents

  Aerosol (04_L2)

    Aerosol Product   (Updated February 2009)
    Remer, Tanre, Kaufman, Levy, & Mattoo, 2009:
    Algorithm for Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Aerosol from MODIS for Collection 005: Revision 2
    Products: 04_L2. View the PDF Document

    Aerosol Product   (Updated July 2006)
    Remer, Tanre, Kaufman, Levy, & Mattoo, 2006:
    Algorithm for Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Aerosol from MODIS for Collection 005
    Products: 04_L2. View the PDF Document

  Water Vapor (05_L2)

    Near-Infrared Water Vapor Product   (Updated November 1998)
    Gao & Kaufman, 1998:
    The MODIS Near-IR Water Vapor Algorithm.
    Products: 05_L2. View the PDF Document

  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


  Atmospheric Profile (07_L2)

    Atmospheric Profile Retrieval Product   (Updated April 2011)
    Borbas, Seemann, Kern, Moy, Li, Gumley, & Menzel   2011:
    MODIS Atmospheric Profile Retrieval - ATBD. (Collection 006)
    Products: 07_L2. View the PDF Document

    Atmospheric Profile Retrieval Product   (Updated October 2006)
    Seemann, Borbas, Li, Menzel & Gumley, 2006:
    MODIS Atmospheric Profile Retrieval - ATBD (Collection 005)
    Products: 07_L2. View the PDF Document

  Cloud Mask (35_L2)

    Cloud Mask Product   (Updated October 2010)
    Ackerman, Frey, Strabala, Liu, Gumley, Baum, & Menzel, 2010:
    Discriminating Clear-Sky from Cloud with MODIS - Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Products: 35_L2. View the PDF Document

  Global Daily, Eight Day, Monthly (08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3)

    Level-3 Daily, 8-Day, & Monthly Products   (Updated December 2008)
    Hubanks, King, Platnick, and Pincus, 2008:
    MODIS Atmosphere L3 Gridded Product Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Products: 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3 View the PDF Document



Validation Plan

MODIS Atmosphere Validation Plan.
King, Kaufman, Menzel, Tanre, & Gao, 2001:  
View the PDF Document