MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth¶
|Dataset Name||Sensor||Make||Spatial Resolution||Temporal Resolution||Start Date||End Date|
|MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth||Observation||1° X 1°||Monthly Gridded||2002-07-01||2019-02-01|
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.
Table of Variables¶
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 (https://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/).”
Platnick, S., et al., 2015. MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product. NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.061