Skip to main content

DAAC Home > Get Data > Field Campaigns > SAFARI 2000 (S2K) > Data Files

SAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD05_L2 Water Vapor Data, Binary Format, for Southern Africa

Data Set Overview

Data setSAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD05_L2 Water Vapor Data, Binary Format, for Southern Africa
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/812
Release date2005-10-03
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-08-20

Description

The MODIS precipitable water product consists of vertical column water-vapor amounts in centimeters (cm) at 1 km spatial resolution. The SAFARI 2000 product, provided in flat binary data files, is a subset of the official MODIS Level 2 MOD05 product in EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) format. Specifically, the SAFARI product contains data from daytime-only MODIS granules over southern Africa for the period August 21, 2000, through September 20, 2000. A granule is the data collected over the full MODIS swath in a five-minute period. Further, the SAFARI product contains values generated by the MODIS near-infrared algorithm applied over clear land areas only (determined via the QA bit field). All values were derived from MODIS on the morning-pass Terra satellite. The product is very sensitive to boundary-layer water vapor since it is derived from attenuation of reflected solar light from the surface. This data product is essential to understanding the hydrological cycle, aerosol properties, aerosol-cloud interactions, energy budget, and climate.The MOD05 water vapor data files were converted from their original HDF format to flat binary files for this SAFARI 2000 data set. The conversion was performed using code developed in the Interactive Data Language (IDL) Version 5.5. The following Scientific Data Sets (SDS) are provided in this data set: Latitude; Longitude; Sensor_Zenith; and Water_Vapor_Near_Infrared.

Documentation

Data set reference document

Citation

Gao, B.C., Y.J. Kaufman, and D. Tanre. 2005. SAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD05_L2 Water Vapor Data, Binary Format, for Southern Africa. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/812
Download citation from Datacite
RISBibTexOther
Crosscite Citation Formatter

See our Data Citations and Acknowledgements policy for more information.

Project

SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

Project data set list for SAFARI 2000 (S2K).

Companion Files

Sign In above to download companion files.

  • modis_MOD05_watervapor_readme.pdf

Data Files

Sign In above to download data set files.

Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
mod05_binary_text_files.zip 45.4 KB 2000-08-20 - 2000-09-19
MOD05_L2.A2000233.0835.003.zip 14.2 MB 2000-08-20
MOD05_L2.A2000233.0840.003.zip 7.3 MB 2000-08-20
MOD05_L2.A2000234.0740.003.zip 5.4 MB 2000-08-21
MOD05_L2.A2000234.0915.003.zip 10.7 MB 2000-08-21
MOD05_L2.A2000236.0905.003.zip 16.9 MB 2000-08-23
MOD05_L2.A2000236.0910.003.zip 9.4 MB 2000-08-23
MOD05_L2.A2000237.0815.003.zip 5.5 MB 2000-08-24
MOD05_L2.A2000238.0855.003.zip 17.8 MB 2000-08-25
MOD05_L2.A2000239.0800.003.zip 8.6 MB 2000-08-26
MOD05_L2.A2000239.0935.003.zip 7.5 MB 2000-08-26
MOD05_L2.A2000239.0940.003.zip 5.5 MB 2000-08-26
MOD05_L2.A2000240.0840.003.zip 14.8 MB 2000-08-27
MOD05_L2.A2000241.0745.003.zip 5.0 MB 2000-08-28
MOD05_L2.A2000241.0750.003.zip 3.1 MB 2000-08-28
MOD05_L2.A2000241.0925.003.zip 13.4 MB 2000-08-28
MOD05_L2.A2000242.0830.003.zip 16.1 MB 2000-08-29
MOD05_L2.A2000243.0735.003.zip 5.1 MB 2000-08-30
MOD05_L2.A2000243.0910.003.zip 12.7 MB 2000-08-30
MOD05_L2.A2000243.0915.003.zip 11.8 MB 2000-08-30
MOD05_L2.A2000244.0820.003.zip 9.0 MB 2000-08-31
MOD05_L2.A2000245.0900.003.zip 17.3 MB 2000-09-01
MOD05_L2.A2000245.0905.003.zip 7.5 MB 2000-09-01
MOD05_L2.A2000246.0805.003.zip 11.5 MB 2000-09-02
MOD05_L2.A2000246.0810.003.zip 3.3 MB 2000-09-02
MOD05_L2.A2000247.0850.003.zip 15.2 MB 2000-09-03
MOD05_L2.A2000248.0750.003.zip 5.3 MB 2000-09-04
MOD05_L2.A2000248.0930.003.zip 9.8 MB 2000-09-04
MOD05_L2.A2000249.0835.003.zip 13.9 MB 2000-09-05
MOD05_L2.A2000249.0840.003.zip 7.9 MB 2000-09-05
MOD05_L2.A2000250.0740.003.zip 6.0 MB 2000-09-06
MOD05_L2.A2000250.0920.003.zip 13.1 MB 2000-09-06
MOD05_L2.A2000251.0825.003.zip 14.5 MB 2000-09-07
MOD05_L2.A2000252.0905.003.zip 9.6 MB 2000-09-08
MOD05_L2.A2000252.0910.003.zip 10.2 MB 2000-09-08
MOD05_L2.A2000253.0810.003.zip 9.2 MB 2000-09-09
MOD05_L2.A2000253.0950.003.zip 4.4 MB 2000-09-09
MOD05_L2.A2000254.0855.003.zip 17.2 MB 2000-09-10
MOD05_L2.A2000255.0800.003.zip 7.7 MB 2000-09-11
MOD05_L2.A2000255.0935.003.zip 9.2 MB 2000-09-11
MOD05_L2.A2000256.0840.003.zip 15.1 MB 2000-09-12
MOD05_L2.A2000256.0845.003.zip 10.5 MB 2000-09-12
MOD05_L2.A2000257.0925.003.zip 12.4 MB 2000-09-13
MOD05_L2.A2000258.0830.003.zip 16.3 MB 2000-09-14
MOD05_L2.A2000259.0735.003.zip 4.8 MB 2000-09-15
MOD05_L2.A2000259.0915.003.zip 8.7 MB 2000-09-15
MOD05_L2.A2000260.0815.003.zip 13.1 MB 2000-09-16
MOD05_L2.A2000260.0820.003.zip 5.2 MB 2000-09-16
MOD05_L2.A2000260.0955.003.zip 3.4 MB 2000-09-16
MOD05_L2.A2000261.0720.003.zip 2.4 MB 2000-09-17
MOD05_L2.A2000261.0900.003.zip 16.1 MB 2000-09-17
MOD05_L2.A2000262.0805.003.zip 9.3 MB 2000-09-18
MOD05_L2.A2000262.0940.003.zip 6.5 MB 2000-09-18
MOD05_L2.A2000263.0850.003.zip 12.1 MB 2000-09-19

Download Statistics

Files related to this data set have been downloaded on 393 occasions since 2007-12-08, totaling 1204 files.