CloudSat MODIS-AUX product version 007
Entry ID: CloudSat_MODIS_AUX

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Summary
Abstract: The MODIS-AUX data set is an intermediate product that contains a subset of ancillary MODIS radiance and cloud mask data that overlaps and surrounds each CloudSat cloud profiling radar (CPR) footprint. The MODIS-AUX footprint will be a 3-km (along-track) by 5-km (across-track) box of MODIS data centered on each CloudSat profile location. Input data are obtained from the 1B-CPR and AN-MODIS products, and the MODIS-AUX data are used as input to the 2B-GEOPROF, 2B-CLDCLASS, 2B-TAU, and 2B-FLXHR algorithms in the CloudSat data processing system.

View the complete documentation in the CloudSat Standard Data Products
Handbook: Please see Related URL Links

[Source:CloudSat Standard Data Products Handbook, Cooperative
Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State
University]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Order data from the CloudSat Data Processing Center.
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Link: GET DATA
Description: CloudSat Data Processing Center.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Colorado State CloudSat Project Home Page.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NASA CloudSat Project Home Page.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NASA Science Mission Directorate CloudSat Home Page.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: View the 1B-CPR product version 008 online product documentation.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: CloudSat quicklook images generated from the Level 0 Cloud Profiling Radar instrument data.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Download the CloudSat Data Products Handbook.


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA and Colorado State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, CloudSat Data Processing Center
Dataset Title: CloudSat MODIS-AUX product version 007
Dataset Release Place: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: CloudSat Data Processing Center
Version: Version 007
Online Resource: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-02


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD BASE HEIGHT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
CLOUDSAT    [Information]


Instrument
CLOUDSAT-CPR >CLOUDSAT CLOUD PROFILING RADAR    [Information]


Project
EOS >Earth Observing System    [Information]
CLOUDSAT >Cloud Satellite    [Information]
ESSP >NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder    [Information]


Quality
See Data Product &Known Issues&
http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/dataSpecs.php?prodid=1


Access Constraints
This data product will be made available, however the requestor must first obtain a release from the CloudSat PI.


Use Constraints
Always cite the data originator if you use this data.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
COLOSTATE/CIRA/CDPC


Data Center
CloudSat Data Processing Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLOUDSAT DATA PROCESSING CENTER
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
CloudSat Data Processing Center
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1375
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: No Fee


Personnel
LAURA SAMPLE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 970-491-8205
Email: sample at cira.colostate.edu


CLOUDSAT DATA PROCESSING CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: cloudsat at cira.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
CloudSat Data Processing Center
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523-1375
Country: USA


Publications/References

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-21

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