See the Known Problem pages for the input (upstream) Level-2 products 04_L2 (Aerosol), 05_L2 (Water Vapor), 06_L2 (Cloud), 07_L2 (Profiles), and 35_L2 (Cloud Mask) by clicking on the links to the left. Users should make themselves aware of any issues in the upstream data products.
The Eight-Day Global Joint Product contains roughly 800 statistical datasets derived from Level-2 MODIS Atmosphere parameters that are summarized over an 8-day period. The ESDT names areMOD08_E3 (Terra) and MYD08_E3 (Aqua).
L3 Eight Day Data Issues
Sample imagery from the MODIS Atmosphere Eight Day File (08_E3).
Key MODIS Scientific Publications
Level-3 Global Gridded Daily, Eight Day, Monthly Product (08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3)
MODIS Atmosphere L3 Eight-Day Global Product
Dataset Short Name:
MOD08_E3 (Terra Platform)
MYD08_E3 (Aqua Platform)
Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Level-3 (L3) Atmosphere Eight-Day Global Product
MODIS/Aqua Level-3 (L3) Atmosphere Eight-Day Global Product
(1x1 degree Resolution)
L3 Eight Day (08_E3) File Specification
(Common Data Language (CDL) Format)
The link below allows one to download and view the complete Common Data Language (CDL) file specification. This file spec gives a complete description of the MODIS Atmosphere Eight Day (08_E3) HDF product file, including all the Scientific Data Sets and their local attributes.
L3 Eight Day (08_E3) C6 File Spec (2.1 MB)
Eight Day Product (08_E3) File Format Basics
MODIS Atmosphere Eight Day (08_E3) product files are stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). HDF is a multi-object file format for sharing scientific data in multi-platform distributed environments. HDF files should only be accessed through HDF library subroutine and function calls, which can be downloaded from the HDF web site.