MODIS/Aqua Clouds 1km and 5km 5-Min L2 Swath Subset along MLS V2 (MAM06S0) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_MAM06S0_v2
Abstract: This is the MODIS/Aqua subset along MLS field of view track. The goal of the
subset is to select and return MODIS data that are within +-100 km across the
MLS track. I.e. the resultant MODIS subset swath is sought to be about 200 km
cross-track. However, the original MYD06_L2 has data of 5- and 1-km pixels.
Thus, MAM06S0 cross-track width is 41- and 201-pixels, depending on the
parameter. ... Along-track, all MODIS pixels from the original product are
In the standard product, the level-2 MODIS cloud product consists of cloud
optical and physical parameters. These parameters are derived using remotely
sensed infrared, visible and near infrared solar reflected radiances. MODIS
infrared channel radiances are used to derive cloud top temperature, cloud top
height, effective emissivity, cloud phase (ice vs. water, opaque vs.
non-opaque), and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions.
MODIS visible radiances are used to derive cloud optical thickness and
effective particle radius and cloud shadow effects. Near infrared solar
reflected radiance provides additional information in the retrieval of cloud
particle phase (ice vs. water, clouds vs. snow). The shortname for this level-2
MODIS cloud product is MYD06_L2 and the principal investigators for this
product are MODIS scientists Dr. Bo-Cai Gao (firstname.lastname@example.org) for cirrus
cloud detection; Dr. Paul Menzel (email@example.com) for cloud top
properties; and Dr. Michael King(firstname.lastname@example.org) for cloud optical
"Two day repeat observations with a repeat orbit pattern every 16 days. The
locales where the ascending and descending modes are close or intersect can
have two observations per day."
(The shortname for this product is MAM06S0).
For more data set information:
A-Train Data Depot homepage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd/
MODIS Science Team homepage: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/
MODIS-Atmosphere homepage: http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GES DISC/MODIS
Dataset Title: MODIS/Aqua Clouds 1km and 5km 5-Min L2 Swath Subset along MLS
Dataset Release Date: October 2006
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Issue Identification: MAM06S0_2
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd/data_products.shtml
Start Date: 2000-03-01
ISO Topic Category
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Marshall, G. J., 2003: Trends in the Southern Annular Mode from observations and reanalyses. J. Climate, 16, 4134-4143.
Jones, J. M., and M. Widmann, 2004: Atmospheric science - Early peak in Antarctic Oscillation index. Nature, 432, 290-291.
Marshall, G. J., 2007: Half-century seasonal relationships between the Southern Annular Mode and Antarctic temperatures. Int. J. Climatol., 27, 373-383.
Visbeck, M., 2009: A station-based Southern Annular Mode index from 1884 to 2005. J. Climate, 22, 940-950.
Jones, J. M., R. L. Fogt, M. Widmann, G. J. Marshall, P. D. Jones, and M. Visbeck, 2009: Historical SAM Variability. Part I: Century length seasonal reconstructions. J. Climate, in press.
Fogt, R. L., J. Perlwitz, A. J. Monaghan, D. H. Bromwich, J. M. Jones, and G. J. Marshall, 2009: Historical SAM Variability. Part II: 20th century variability and trends from reconstructions, observations, and the IPCC AR4 Models. J. Climate, revised.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-15