MOD 04 - Aerosol Product
The MODIS Aerosol Product monitors the ambient aerosol optical thickness over the oceans globally and over the continents. Furthermore, the aerosol size distribution is de-rived over the oceans, and the aerosol type is derived over the continents. “Fine” aero-sols (anthopogenic/pollution) and “course” aerosols (natural particles; e.g., dust) are also derived. Daily Level 2 (MOD 04) data are produced at the spatial resolution of a 10 x 10 1-km (at nadir)- pixel array. The aerosol product includes the “deep-blue” algorithm re-cently developed to get aerosol optical thickness over bright land areas.
Affiliated Team Member: L. Remer,
Affiliated Discipline: Atmosphere
DAAC Description: LAADS
Non-Technical Description: Yes
EOS Data Description (PDF): Yes
Product Quality History: Yes