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Scientific Publication

  • Platnick, S., K. Meyer, M. D. King, G. Wind, N. Amarasinghe, B. Marchant, G. T. Arnold, Z. Zhang, P. A. Hubanks, R. E. Holz, P. Yang, W. L. Ridgway, and J. Riedi, 2017: The MODIS cloud optical and microphysical products: Collection 6 updates and examples from Terra and Aqua. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 55, 502ñ525, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2610522. View PDF

Users Guides

  Cloud Optical Properties

  • Cloud Product - C006 Cloud Optical Properties
    Platnick, King, Meyer, Wind, et. al,   October 2015
    Cloud Optical Properties - Collection 6 Users Guide.
    Products: 06_L2 (Cloud Optical Properties). View PDF

LUT Overview Document

  • Overview of the MODIS Collection 6 Cloud Optical Property (MOD06) Retrieval Look-up Tables View PDF (v1, 6/28/17)

Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents

  Cloud Top Properties

  • Cloud Product - C006 Cloud Top Properties & Cloud Phase ATBD  (Updated May 2015)
    Menzel, Frey, Baum, 2015:
    Cloud Top Properties and Cloud Phase - Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
    Products: 06_L2 (CT).   View PDF

  Cloud Optical Properties

  • Cloud Product - C5 / C51 Cloud Optical Properties ATBD
    King, Tsay, Platnick, Wang, & Liou:
    Cloud Retrieval Algorithms for MODIS: Optical Thickness, Effective Particle Radius, and Thermodynamic Phase.
    Products: 06_L2 (OD).   View PDF

QA Plan

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