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 MYD04_L2 has 10-km pixels. Thus, MAM04S0
cross-track width is 21 pixels, and the resultant cross-track swath width is
about 200 km. ... Along-track, all MODIS pixels from the original product are
In the stardard product, the MODIS level-2 atmospheric aerosol product provides
retrieved ambient aerosol optical properties (e.g., optical thickness and size
distribution), mass concentration, look-up table derived reflected and
transmitted fluxes, as well as quality assurance and other ancillary
parameters, globally over ocean and near globally over land.
"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 MAM04S0).
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/