Abstract: This is the wide-swath MODIS/Aqua subset along CloudSat field of view track. The goal of the wide-swath subset is to select and return MODIS data that are within +-100 km across the CloudSat 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, MAC06S1 cross-track width is 41- and 201-pixels, ... depending on the parameter.Along-track, all MODIS pixels from the original product are preserved.
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 properties.
Temporal_Resolution: "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."
5 km at nadir
5 km at nadir
Horizontal Resolution Range:
1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Two day repeat observations with a repeat orbit pattern every 16 days.
Temporal Resolution Range:
Daily - < Weekly