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Documentation

Key MODIS Scientific Publications

  Aerosol (Dark Target)

  • Levy, R. C., Munchak, L. A., Mattoo, S., Patadia, F., Remer, L. A., & Holz, R. E., 2015:  Towards a long-term global aerosol optical depth record: applying a consistent aerosol retrieval algorithm to MODIS and VIIRS-observed reflectance. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 4083–4110. doi:10.5194/amt-8-4083-2015.  View PDF
  • Sayer, A. M., Munchak, L. A., Hsu, N. C., Levy, R. C., Bettenhausen, C., & Jeong, M. J., 2014:  MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products: Comparison between Aqua's e-Deep Blue, Dark Target, and “merged” data sets, and usage recommendations. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1002/2014JD022453.  View PDF
  • Levy, R. C., Mattoo, S., Munchak, L. A., Remer, L. A., Sayer, A. M., Patadia, F., & Hsu, N. C., 2013:  The Collection 6 MODIS aerosol products over land and ocean. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6, 2989–3034. doi:10.5194/amt-6-2989-2013.  View PDF

  Aerosol (Deep Blue)

  • Sayer, A. M., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, M.-J. Jeong, and G. Meister, 2015:  Effect of MODIS Terra radiometric calibration improvements on Collection 6 Deep Blue aerosol products: Validation and Terra/Aqua consistency, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023878.  View PDF
  • Sayer, A. M., L. A. Munchak, N. C. Hsu, R. C. Levy, C. Bettenhausen, and M.-J. Jeong, 2014:  MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products: Comparison between Aqua's e-Deep Blue, Dark Target, and “merged” data sets, and usage recommendations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 13,965–13,989, doi:10.1002/2014JD022453.  View PDF

Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document

Offered below is the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the MOD04_L2 Product.

  • Algorithm for Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Aerosol from MODIS for Collection 005: Revision 2
    Remer, Tanre, Kaufman, Levy, & Mattoo, 2009:
    Products: 04_L2, ATML2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3
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  • Algorithm for Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Aerosol from MODIS for Collection 005
    Remer, Tanre, Kaufman, Levy, & Mattoo, 2006:
    Products: 04_L2, ATML2, 08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3
    View PDF

QA Plan

  • MODIS Atmosphere QA Plan for Collection 061
    (includes Cloud Optical Property update)
    Version 9 (15 Mar 2017)
    Hubanks, et.al  View PDF