MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth

Dataset Name Sensor Make Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Start Date End Date
MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth sat Observation 1° X 1° Monthly Gridded 2002-07-01 2019-02-01

Dataset Description

The MODIS AOD dataset in CMAP is a monthly averaged 1x1 degree gridded dataset. This dataset was generated from NASA’s MODIS Aqua satellite. Aerosol Optical Depth is a measurement of the optical scattering caused by airborne atmospheric particles. Sources of these particles include: volcanic ash, wildfire smoke, windblown sand and dust. The MODIS MYD08_M3 dataset is a satellite derived level-3 gridded product. Monthly AOD values are averaged over 1x1 degree pixels.

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How to Acknowledge

“The Aqua/MODIS Level-3 (L3) MODIS Atmosphere Monthly Global Product MYD08_M3 were acquired from Atmosphere Archive & Distribution System (LAADS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), located in the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland (”

Platnick, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA:

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