Entry ID: MODIS_GUI
Abstract: (Summary adapted from
The MODIS GUI was designed to ease plotting and manipulation of
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data using
Matlab. Numerous IDL-based programs already exist, such as
NOeSYS, SeaDAS and ENVI. The objective of the MODIS GUI was to
create similar capabilities using a GUI based on Matlab. This
... would allow scientists that are more familiar with Matlab than
IDL to manipulate the data more easily.
The code and documentation are copyright by Jasmine
S. Nahorniak, Oregon State University. The code is freely
available for scientific use without software support.
The main features of the MODIS GUI include:
import level 2 and 3 MODIS HDF files (data, flags, and quality)
import subregions of MODIS data
choose the range of values to be plotted
map the data
zoom in or out
change figure colors/projections/labels
make 2D plots
In addition, data may be edited in the workspace and loaded into
the GUI for mapping. There is no batch processing capability at
ISO Topic Category
Hyer, E. J., J. S. Reid, and J. Zhang (2011), An over-land aerosol optical depth data set for data assimilation by filtering, correction, and aggregation of MODIS Collection 5 optical depth retrievals, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, 379-408, doi: 10.5194/amt-4-379-2011.
Levy, R. C., L. A. Remer, S. Mattoo, E. F. Vermote, and Y. J. Kaufman (2007), Second-generation operational algorithm: ... Retrieval of aerosol properties over land from inversion of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer spectral reflectance, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 112(D13), D13211.
Remer, L. A., et al. (2005), The MODIS aerosol algorithm, products, and validation, J. Atmos. Sci., 62(4), 947-973.
Shi, Y., Zhang, J., Reid, J. S., Holben, B., Hyer, E. J., and Curtis, C.: An analysis of the collection 5 modis over-ocean aerosol optical depth product for its implication in aerosol assimilation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 557-565, 10.5194/acp-11-557-2011, 2011.
Zhang, J. L., and Reid, J. S.: MODIS aerosol product analysis for data assimilation: Assessment of over-ocean level 2 aerosol optical thickness retrievals, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 111, 2006.
Zhang, J. L., Reid, J. S., Westphal, D. L., Baker, N., and Hyer, E. J.: A System for Operational Aerosol Optical Depth Data Assimilation over Global Oceans, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi:10.1029/2007JD009065, 2008.
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