MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5-Min L2 Swath 10km (Collection 004 and 005)
Entry ID: MOD04_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: Access Collection 4 MOD04_L2 directly though the LAADS FTP site
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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 Title: MODIS/Terra Aerosol 5-Min L2 Swath 10km
Version: Collection 004 and 005
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-03-06
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 km
Longitude Resolution: 10 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 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
Use Constraints This Data set (version 004/collection 004) is of 'Validated'
Quality. This data is appropriate for use in scientific publications.
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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
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Dataset ID: MOD04_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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Chu, D. A., K. Strabala, S. Platnick, E. Moody, M. King, S. Mattoo,
R. Hucek, and B. Ridgway, 2000: MODIS Atmosphere QA Plan. Version 2.2
,NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 46 pp.

Chu, D. A., Y. J. Kaufman, L. A. Remer, and B. N. Holben,1998: Remote
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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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