MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Daily L3 Global 1Deg CMG (Collection 004 and 005)
Entry ID: MOD08_D3

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Summary
Abstract: MODIS was launched aboard the Terra satellite on December 18, 1999
(10:30 am equator crossing time) as part of NASA's Earth Observing
System (EOS) mission. MODIS with its 2330 km viewing swath width
provides almost daily global coverage. It acquires data in 36 high
spectral resolution bands between 0.415 to 14.235 micron with spatial
resolutions of 250m(2 bands), 500m(5 bands), and 1000m (29
bands). MODIS sensor counts, calibrated radiances, geolocation
products and all derived geophysical atmospheric and ocean products
are archived at NASA Goddard DAAC and has been made available to
public since April 2000.

This is a level-3 MODIS gridded atmosphere daily global joint product
'MOD08_D3'. It contains daily 1 x 1 degree grid average values of
atmospheric parameters related to atmospheric aerosol particle
properties, total ozone burden, atmospheric water vapor, cloud optical
and physical properties, and atmospheric stability indices. This
product also provides standard deviations, quality assurance weighted
means and other statistically derived quantities for each parameter.
The shortname for this level-3 MODIS atmosphere daily global product
is MOD08_D3 and the principal investigator for this product are MODIS
scientists :

Dr. Yoram Kaufman for aerosol retrieval over land;
Dr. Didier Tanre ( didier.tanre@univ-lille1.fr) for aerosol retrieval
over ocean;
Dr. Bo-Cai Gao (gao@rsd.nrl.navy.mil) for cirrus cloud detection;
Dr. Paul Menzel (paulm@ssec.wisc.edu) for cloud top properties ; and
Dr. Michael King(king@climate.gsfc.nasa.gov) for cloud optical
properties.

The level-3 atmosphere daily global product (MOD08_D3) consists of
approximately 500 parameters that includes all statistically derived
quantities. Essentially all level-3 MODIS atmosphere daily global
parameters are derived from the four level-2 MODIS atmosphere products
MOD04_L2, MOD05_L2, MOD06_L2, and MOD07_L2. Statistics are computed
over a 1 degree equal-angle lat-lon grid that spans a 24-hour (0000 to
2400 Greenwich Mean Time) interval. Since the grid cells are 1 degree
by 1 degree, the output grid is always 360 pixels in width and 180
pixels in length.

MOD08_D3 product files are stored in Hierarchical Data Format
(HDF-EOS). Each gridded global parameter is stored as Scientific Data
Sets (SDS) within the file. For browsing and extracting data from
these files, some software are made available at the site:
http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/tools/ .


MOD08_D3 PARAMETERS

Aerosol over Land and Ocean:
Optical Depth (0.55 micron)

Aerosol over Land:
Optical Depth at 0.47 and 0.66 (based on Continental Aerosol Model)
Corrected Optical Depths at 0.47, 0.55, 0.66 mm (based on Dynamic
Aerosol Model)
Corrected Optical Depths at 0.47, 0.55, 0.66 mm for Smoke, Sulfate,
Dust Aerosols
Mass Concentration (based on 0.66 mm)
Angstrom Exponents for Smoke, Sulfate, Dust

Aerosol over Ocean:
Effective Optical Depth at 7 bands (0.47, 0.55, 0.66, 0.87, 1.24,
1.64, 2.13 mm)
Effective Radius, Mass Concentration, Cloud Condensation Nuclei
(based on 0.55 mm)
Ratio: Optical Depth of Small Particles relative to Effective
Optical Depth (0.55 mm)
Asymmetry Factor & Back Scattering Ratio at 7 bands
Angstrom Exponents 1 (based on 0.55 and 0.865 mm) & 2 (based on
0.865 and 2.13 mm)


Ozone:
Total Column Ozone

Water Vapor:
Total Column Precipitable Water Vapor
NIR based (clear, cloudy), IR based (lower, upper levels, total)

Cloud:
Cloud Top Parameters
Cloud Top Pressure, Temperature, and Effective Emissivity(day, night, all)
Cloud Particle Phase
Infrared & Visible based retrievals (day, night, all)
Cloud Optical Thickness and Effective Radius
(water, ice, water + ice, undetermined, all phases)
Cloud Water Path
(liquid, ice, liquid + ice, undetermined, all phases)
Cloud Fraction
Visible and SWIR based (cirrus, contrail, water, ice, water + ice,
undetermined, all phases) & IR based (day, night, all)

Atmospheric State & Stability Indices:
Total -Totals, Lifted Index, K Index

Radiation Parameters:
Cirrus Cloud & Contrail Reflectance
Mean Surface Reflectance for Land (5 bands) and Ocean (7 bands)
Normalized Reflected Flux for Land (0.47 and 0.66 mm) and Ocean (7 bands)
Normalized Transmitted Flux for Land (0.47 and 0.66 mm) and Ocean (7 bands)
Atmosphreic Scattering Angle for Land and Ocean

Quality Assurance (QA) & Statistical Parameters:
Uncertainty in Derived Parameters, Minimum, Maximum, Number of Pixels,
Histograms, Correlation Parameters, QA Weighted, and other
Statistically Derived Parameters

More information about the atmospheric parameters and the
statistically derived parameters of MOD08_D3 product listed in the
table above are available from the MOD08_D3 web site.

The MODIS Daily Product will be used in the simultaneously study of
clouds, water vapor, aerosol , trace gases, land surface and oceanic
properties, as well as the interaction between them and their effect
on the Earth's energy budget and climate. This product will also be
used to investigate seasonal and inter-annual changes in cirrus
(semi-transparent) global cloud cover and cloud phase with
multispectral observations at high spatial resolution.

For more information about the MOD08_D3 product, please visit the
MODIS-Atmosphere site at:
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_D3/

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MODIS Atmosphere Team
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Daily L3 Global 1Deg CMG
Version: Collection 004 and 005
Online Resource: http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD08_D3/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-24


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 1 deg.
Temporal Resolution: Daily


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL EXTINCTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL RADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >NITRATE PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >ORGANIC PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >SULFATE PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD ASYMMETRY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD EMISSIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >EMISSIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >TRANSMITTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS >ANGSTROM EXPONENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
EOS >Earth Observing System    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System (EOS), TERRA    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Quality
The 'version 004' or 'collection 004' product is better than 'version
003' and earlier versions. The quality of this version 004 product is
established as 'Validated' . This means its accuracy has
been estimated using a small number of independent measurements
obtained from selected locations and time periods and ground-truth/field
program efforts. Product images look reasonable when compared to other
spaceborne instruments or comparable data in limited situations. Scientific
use should be performed with caution with careful reference to QA statements
provided with each product.For the latest information please see:
http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/products_calendar_overview.html.


Access Constraints
Available to public to gain familiarity with the data format and parameters.


Use Constraints
This Data set (version 004/collection 004) is of 'Validated'
Quality. This data is appropriate for use in scientific publications.
Before using it in any publication please the contact science team
representative for the known problems and updates.


Keywords
AEROSOL INDEX
AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH
AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS
AEROSOL TYPE
AIR MONITORING
ANGSTROM COEFFICIENT
ASYMMETRY FACTOR
ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION
ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION
ATMOSPHERIC CORRECTION
ATMOSPHERIC MODELS
ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY INDICES
ATMOSPHERIC STATE VARIABLES
ATMOSPHERIC WARMING
BACKSCATTERING RATIO
CIRRUS REFLECTANCE
CLOUD ALTITUDE
CLOUD CLIMATOLOGY
CLOUD EFFECTIVE RADIUS
CLOUD EXTENT
CLOUD FRACTION
CLOUD LIQUID WATER PATH
CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH
CLOUD OPTICAL PROPERTIES
CLOUD PHASE
CLOUD TOP HEIGHT
CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
CLOUD WATER PATH
COLUMN ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
COLUMN PRECIPITABLE WATER VAPOR
CONTRAIL
CONTRAIL REFLECTANCE
DESERT DUST
DROPLET SIZE
EFFECTIVE EMISSIVITY
EFFECTIVE OPTICAL DEPTH
EFFECTIVE RADIUS
EMISSIONS
GLOBAL CHANGE
GREENHOUSE GASES
HAZE
HIGH CLOUD
HUMIDITY
ICE CLOUD
ICE WATER PATH
INFRARRED WATER VAPOR ESTIMATES
INTEGRATED WATER VAPOR
K INDEX
K-INDEX
LIFTED INDEX
LIQUID WATER PATH
LOW CLOUD
MASS CONCENTRATION
MIE PARTICLES
MOD04
MOD04_L2
MOD05
MOD05_L2
MOD06
MOD06_L2
MODIS AEROSOL
MODIS ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
MODIS CLOUD
MODIS CLOUD PRODUCTS
MODIS TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER
MOISTURE
NEAR-INFRARED WATER VAPOR ESTIMATES
PARTICULATE
POLLUTANTS
RADIATION BUDGET
RADIATIVE COOLING
RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELS
REFELCTED FLUX
SCATTERING ANGLE
SEA SALT
SMOG
SPECTRAL CLOUD FORCING
SPECTRAL OPTICAL DEPTH
STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL
SURFACE REFLECTANCE
THICK CLOUD
THIN CLOUD
TOTAL COLUMN OPTICAL THICKNESS
TOTAL TOTALS
TRACE GASES
TRANSMITTED FLUX
TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOL
TURBIDITY
VISIBILITY
VOLCANIC AEROSOL
WATER CLOUD
WATER PATH
WATER VAPOR
WATER VAPOR CONCENTRATION
EOSDIS


Data Center
L1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System,Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: MOD08_D3 Collection 004 and 005

Data Center Personnel
Name: LAADS USER SUPPORT TEAM
Phone: 301-731-2917, 1-866-506-6347 (toll-free - US only)
Fax: 301-577-6622
Email: modapsuso at sigmaspace.com
Contact Address:
LAADS User Support Team
4801 Forbes Boulevard
City: Lanham
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: (Online) FTP
Distribution_Size: 15 GB
Distribution_Format: HDF
Fees: None


Personnel
GANG YE, PH.D
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-352-2109
Email: gang.ye at sigmaspace.com


LAADS USER SUPPORT TEAM
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-731-2917, 1-866-506-6347 (toll-free - US only)
Fax: 301-577-6622
Email: modapsuso at sigmaspace.com
Contact Address:
LAADS User Support Team
4801 Forbes Boulevard
City: Lanham
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20706
Country: USA


BO_CAI,DR. GAO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 202-767-8252
Fax: 202-404-8894
Email: gao at rsd.nrl.navy.mil
Contact Address:
Naval Research Laboratory
Remote Sensing Division, Code 7212
4555 Overlook Ave., SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20375-5320
Country: USA


YORAM, DR. J. KAUFMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR


DR. MICHAEL D. KING
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5636
Fax: 301-614-5620
Email: michael.d.king at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 610.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


PAUL, DR. MENZEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 608-264-5325
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: paulm at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


DIDIER,DR. TANRE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 33 (0) 320337033
Fax: 33 (0)3 20 43 43 42
Email: tanre at loa.univ-lille1.fr
Contact Address:
Laboratorie d'Optique Atmospherique
Bat. P5, U.S.T. deLille
Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex
Postal Code: 59655
Country: FRANCE


Publications/References
Ackerman, S. K. Strabala, P. Menzel, R. Frey, C. Moeller, and
L. Gumley, 1998: Discriminating clear sky from clouds with
MODIS. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 32141-32157

Ackerman, S. A., W. L. Smith and H. E. Revercomb, 1990: The 27-28
October 1986 FIRE IFO cirrus case study: spectral properties of cirrus
clouds in the 8-12 micron window. Mon. Wea. Rev., 118, 2377-2388.

Chu, D. A., K. Strabala, S. Platnick, E. Moody, M. King, S. Mattoo,
R. Hucek, and B. Ridgway, 2000: MODIS Atmosphere QA Plan. Version 2.2
, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 46 pp.

Chu, D. A., Y. J. Kaufman, L. A. Remer, and B. N. Holben,1998: Remote
sensing of smoke from MODIS Airborne Simulator during SCAR-B
experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 31979-31988.

Gao, B. C., and Y. J. Kaufman.1998: The MODIS Near-infrared Water
Vapor Algorithm, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document,ATBD-MOD-03,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,25 pp.

Gao, B. C. , and Y. J. Kaufman,1997: MODIS Total Precipitable Water,
MTPE EOS Data Products Handbook,93-94.


Gao, B. -C, A. F. H. Goetz, and W. J. Wiscombe, 1993: Cirrus detection
from Airborne Imaging Radiometer using 1.38 micron water vapor
band. Geophys. Res. Letter, 4,301-304.


Gao, B. C., and Alexander F. H. Goetz,1990: Column Atmospheric Water
Vapor and Vegetation Liquid Water Retrievals From Airborne Imaging
Spectrometer Data, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 3549-3564.


Kaufman, Y. J., and D. Tanre,1998: Algorithm For Remote Sensing of
Tropospheric Aerosol from MODIS, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document,
ATBD-MOD-02, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,85 pp.

Kaufman, Y. J., and D. Tanre,1997: MODIS Aerosol Product, in MTPE EOS
Data Products Handbook,107-108.

Kaufman, Y. J., D. Tanre, L. Remer, E. F.Vermote, A. Chu, &
B. N. Holben, 1997: Operational remote sensing of tropospheric aerosol
over the land from EOS-MODIS. Journal of Geophysical Research,
102(14), 17051-17068.

Kaufman, Y. J., and B.-C. Gao, Remote sensing of water vapor in the
near IR from EOS/MODIS, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing,, 30,
871-884, 1992.


King, M., Y. Kaufman, P. Menzel, D.Tanre, B. Gao, 1999: MODIS
Atmosphere Validation Plan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 48 pp.

King, M. D., S. C. Tsay, S. E. Platnick, M. Wang, and K. Liou, 1997:
Cloud Retrieval Algorithms for MODIS: Optical Thickness, Effective
Particle Radius, and Thermodynamic Phase , Algorithm Theoretical Basis
Document, ATBD-MOD-05, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

King, M. D., W. P. Menzel, P. S. Grant, J. S. Myers, G. T. Arnold,
S. E. Platnick, L. E.Gumley, S. C. Tsay, C. C. Moeller, M. Fitzgerald,
K. S. Brown and F. G.Osterwisch, 1996: Airborne scanning spectrometer
for remote sensing of cloud, aerosol, water vapor and surface
properties. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.,13, 777–794.

King, M. D., Y. J. Kaufman, W. P. Menzel and D. Tanr?, 1992: Remote
sensing of cloud, aerosol and water vapor properties from the Moderate
Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS). IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote
Sens., 30, 2–27.

King, M. D., 1987: Determination of the scaled optical thickness of
clouds from re-flected solar radiation measurements. J. Atmos. Sci.,
44, 1734–1751.

King, M. D., M. G. Strange, P. Leone and L. R. Blaine, 1986:
Multiwavelength scanningradiometer for airborne measurements of
scattered radiation within clouds. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 3,
513–522.

King, M. D., 1981: A method for determining the single scattering
albedo of clouds through observation of the internal scattered
radiation field. J. Atmos.Sci., 38, 2031–204.

Menzel, W. P., and L. E. Gumley, 1998: MODIS Atmospheric Profiles
Retrieval Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. ATBD-MOD-07, NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center, pp.

Menzel, W. P.,and L. E. Gumley, 1997:MODIS Atmospheric Profiles ,in
MTPE EOS Data Products Handbook, pp 164-166.

Menzel, P., and M. King, 1997:MODIS Cloud Product, in MTPE EOS Data
Products Handbook,109-111.

Menzel, P., and K. Strabela. 1997: Cloud Top Properties and Cloud
Phase, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. ATBD-MOD-04, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center,56 pp.

Nakajima, T., M. D. King , J. D. Spinhirne and L. F. Radke, 1991:
Determination of the optical thickness and effective particle radius
of clouds from reflected solar radiation measurements. Part II: Marine
stratocumulus observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 48, 728–750.

Nakajima, T., and M. D. King, 1990: Determination of the optical
thickness and effective particle radius of clouds from reflected solar
radiation measurements. Part I: Theory. J. Atmos. Sci., 47,
1878–1893.

Remer, L. A., Y. J. Kaufman, and B. N. Holben, 1996: The size
distribution of ambient aerosol particles: Smoke vs. urban/industrial
aerosol. Global biomass burning. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Rossow, W. B., and L.C. Gardner, 1993: Cloud detection using satellite
measurements of infrared and visible radiances for ISCCP, J. Climate,
6, 2341-2369.

Strabala, K. I., S. A. Ackerman and W. P. Menzel, 1994: Cloud
properties inferred from 8-12 micron data. J. Appl. Meteor, 33, No. 2,
212-229.

Tanre, D., Y. J. Kaufman, M. Herman, and S. Mattoo, 1997: Remote
sensing of aerosol properties over oceans using the MODIS/EOS spectral
radiances. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 16971-16988.

Tanre, D., M. Herman, and Y. J. Kaufman, 1996: Information on aerosol
size distribution contained in solar reflected radiances. Journal of
Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 101, 19043-19060.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-22

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