MODIS/Terra Clouds 5-Min L2 Swath 1km and 5km (Collection 004 and 005)
Entry ID: MOD06_L2

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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
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Description: Web site for MODIS Collection 5 L1B, Geo and atmosphere data ordering.
Web site for MODIS Collection 4 atmosphere data ordering.
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Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  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 Clouds 5-Min L2 Swath 1km and 5km
Version: Collection 004 and 005
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-03-06
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5-minute
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Quality The 'version 004' or 'collection 004' product is better than 'version
003' and earlier versions. The quality of this version 004 product is
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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 'Provisional'
Quality. Even though, it is based on better calibration algorithm but
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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 Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MOD06_L2 Collection 004 and 005

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-800-596-8132
Fax: 301-794-7035
Contact Address:
LAADS User Support Team
Mail Code: 619
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: 15 GB
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: None
Phone: 301-867-2089
Email: at
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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.

Ackerman, S. K. Strabala, P.Menzel, R. Frey, C. Moeller, and
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-10
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