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DOI Reference

MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product

Dataset Short Name:
MOD35_L2 (Terra Platform)
MYD35_L2 (Aqua Platform)

Data Object Identifier SystemDataset 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)

Platform:
Terra  (Day Overpass: ~1030 LST, Descending Node, Equator ... Night Overpass: ~2230 LST, Ascending Node, Equator)
Aqua  (Day Overpass: ~1330 LST, Ascending Node, Equator ... Night Overpass: ~0130 LST, Descending Node, Equator)

Instrument:
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

Product Description:
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.

Production Frequency:
~288 files per day

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

Spatial Resolution:
250x250 m & 1x1 km at nadir

File Size:
~15 MB (maximum)

Related Links:
https://modis-atmosphere.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/cloud-mask
(MODIS Cloud Mask Product site)

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Ackerman

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

 

When Using Collection 6.0 Data:   Collection 006 (C6)
To determine the Collection version of the data you used or are using, look at the HDF filename. If there is a ".006." field in the HDF filename, then it's Collection 6.0 data.

Dataset DOI:   (Data Object Identifier)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.006 (Terra)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD35_L2.006 (Aqua)

Citation:   (We kindly request that you cite the use of any Collection 6.0 MODIS Cloud data in a publication using the following wording)
Ackerman, S., P. Menzel, R. Frey, B.Baum, 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, [doi:10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.006; doi:10.5067/MODIS/MYD35_L2.006]

 

When Using Collection 6.1 Data:   Collection 061 (C61)
To determine the Collection version of the data you used or are using, look at the HDF filename. If there is a ".061." field in the HDF filename, then it's Collection 6.1 data.

Dataset DOI:   (Data Object Identifier)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.061 (Terra)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD35_L2.061 (Aqua)

Citation:  (We kindly request that you cite the use of any Collection 6.1 MODIS Cloud data in a publication using the following wording)
Ackerman, S., P. Menzel, R. Frey, B.Baum, 2017. MODIS Atmosphere L2 Cloud Mask Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, [doi:10.5067/MODIS/MOD35_L2.061; doi:10.5067/MODIS/MYD35_L2.061]

 

Note the DOI (Data Object Identifier) system was not used previous to Collection 6.0 (006).