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DOI Reference

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Global Product

Dataset Short Name:
MOD08_M3 (Terra Platform)
MYD08_M3 (Aqua Platform)

Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra Level-3 (L3) Atmosphere Monthly Global Product
MODIS/Aqua Level-3 (L3) Atmosphere Monthly Global Product
(1x1 degree Resolution)

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-3 (L3) MODIS Atmosphere Monthly Global Products, MOD08_M3 and MYD08_M3, contain monthly 1x1 degree grid values of atmospheric parameters related to aerosol particle properties, cloud optical and physical properties, atmospheric water vapor, atmospheric profile and stability indices, and total ozone burden.

Production Frequency:
1 file per calendar month

Spatial Coverage:
Global Coverage
1 Month Gridded Map Size = 360 x 180 pixels

Spatial Resolution:
1x1 degree

File Size:
~2 GB (Uncompressed)
~400 MB (Compressed)

Related Links:
https://modis-atmosphere.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/monthly
(MODIS Atmosphere Monthly Global Product site)

Data Authors:
Dr. Steve Platnick

Dataset Originator/Creator:
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Atmosphere Level-3 Product 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/MOD08_M3.006 (Terra)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.006 (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)
Platnick, S., M. King, P. Hubanks, 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, [doi:10.5067/MODIS/MOD08_M3.006; doi:10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.006]

 

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/MOD08_M3.061 (Terra)
dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.061 (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)
Platnick, S., M. King, P. Hubanks, 2017. MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, [doi:10.5067/MODIS/MOD08_M3.061; doi:10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.061]

 

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