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SAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD04_L2 Aerosol Data, GRANT Format, for Southern Africa

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Data setSAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD04_L2 Aerosol Data, GRANT Format, for Southern Africa
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/813
Release date2005-10-03
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-08-20

Description

The subset of the MODIS MOD04_L2 aerosol product provided in this data set represents the swaths that coincide with known times of the South African Weather Bureau/Service (SAWS) Aerocommanders JRA and JRB research aircraft missions to support aerosol research and validation activities for the SAFARI 2000 region. The MODIS aerosol product monitors the ambient aerosol optical thickness over the oceans globally and over a portion of the continents. Further, the aerosol size distribution is derived over the oceans, and the aerosol type is derived over the continents. Daily Level 2 data are produced at the spatial resolution of a 10 x 10 1 km (at nadir) pixel array. The daily data files cover the period August 21, 2000, through September 26, 2000. For some data collection dates, there are two or more data files.The MOD04_L2 swath data files included in this data set are from the GSFC DAAC (V4.1.0, Collection 004). The MODIS Level 2 data files were converted from Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) to granule tables (GRANT) format. The GRANT format provides the extracted Scientific Data Set (SDS) in ASCII table form where each pixel (x,y) is represented as a row of data with georeferencing information and each SDS is provided as a separate column in the table. The ASCII tables are in comma-delimited format.

Documentation

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Citation

Kaufman, Y. J., D. Tanre, and L. A. Remer. 2005. SAFARI 2000 MODIS MOD04_L2 Aerosol Data, GRANT Format, for Southern Africa. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/813
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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.

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  • ATBD-MOD-02.pdf
  • modis_MOD04_aerosol_readme.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
MOD04_L2.A2000233.0835.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-08-20
MOD04_L2.A2000233.0840.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-08-20
MOD04_L2.A2000234.0740.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-08-21
MOD04_L2.A2000234.0915.grnt.zip 817.8 KB 2000-08-21
MOD04_L2.A2000236.0905.grnt.zip 1.5 MB 2000-08-23
MOD04_L2.A2000236.0910.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-08-23
MOD04_L2.A2000237.0815.grnt.zip 1.4 MB 2000-08-24
MOD04_L2.A2000238.0855.grnt.zip 1.3 MB 2000-08-25
MOD04_L2.A2000238.0900.grnt.zip 887.1 KB 2000-08-25
MOD04_L2.A2000239.0800.grnt.zip 1.3 MB 2000-08-26
MOD04_L2.A2000239.0935.grnt.zip 757.6 KB 2000-08-26
MOD04_L2.A2000239.0940.grnt.zip 597.1 KB 2000-08-26
MOD04_L2.A2000240.0840.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-08-27
MOD04_L2.A2000241.0745.grnt.zip 849.7 KB 2000-08-28
MOD04_L2.A2000241.0750.grnt.zip 1.7 MB 2000-08-28
MOD04_L2.A2000241.0925.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-08-28
MOD04_L2.A2000242.0830.grnt.zip 1.4 MB 2000-08-29
MOD04_L2.A2000243.0735.grnt.zip 1.5 MB 2000-08-30
MOD04_L2.A2000243.0910.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-08-30
MOD04_L2.A2000243.0915.grnt.zip 896.1 KB 2000-08-30
MOD04_L2.A2000244.0820.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-08-31
MOD04_L2.A2000245.0900.grnt.zip 1.3 MB 2000-09-01
MOD04_L2.A2000245.0905.grnt.zip 801.6 KB 2000-09-01
MOD04_L2.A2000246.0810.grnt.zip 1.5 MB 2000-09-02
MOD04_L2.A2000247.0850.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-09-03
MOD04_L2.A2000248.0750.grnt.zip 811.1 KB 2000-09-04
MOD04_L2.A2000248.0755.grnt.zip 1.4 MB 2000-09-04
MOD04_L2.A2000248.0930.grnt.zip 769.6 KB 2000-09-04
MOD04_L2.A2000249.0835.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-05
MOD04_L2.A2000249.0840.grnt.zip 856.7 KB 2000-09-05
MOD04_L2.A2000250.0740.grnt.zip 1.4 MB 2000-09-06
MOD04_L2.A2000250.0920.grnt.zip 963.5 KB 2000-09-06
MOD04_L2.A2000251.0825.grnt.zip 1.4 MB 2000-09-07
MOD04_L2.A2000252.0905.grnt.zip 673.9 KB 2000-09-08
MOD04_L2.A2000252.0910.grnt.zip 822.8 KB 2000-09-08
MOD04_L2.A2000253.0810.grnt.zip 923.8 KB 2000-09-09
MOD04_L2.A2000253.0950.grnt.zip 553.6 KB 2000-09-09
MOD04_L2.A2000254.0855.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-09-10
MOD04_L2.A2000255.0800.grnt.zip 902.0 KB 2000-09-11
MOD04_L2.A2000255.0935.grnt.zip 875.9 KB 2000-09-11
MOD04_L2.A2000256.0840.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-09-12
MOD04_L2.A2000256.0845.grnt.zip 870.9 KB 2000-09-12
MOD04_L2.A2000257.0925.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-13
MOD04_L2.A2000258.0830.grnt.zip 1.5 MB 2000-09-14
MOD04_L2.A2000259.0735.grnt.zip 1.2 MB 2000-09-15
MOD04_L2.A2000259.0915.grnt.zip 915.4 KB 2000-09-15
MOD04_L2.A2000260.0815.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-16
MOD04_L2.A2000260.0820.grnt.zip 531.4 KB 2000-09-16
MOD04_L2.A2000260.0955.grnt.zip 553.8 KB 2000-09-16
MOD04_L2.A2000261.0720.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-17
MOD04_L2.A2000261.0900.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-17
MOD04_L2.A2000262.0805.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-18
MOD04_L2.A2000263.0850.grnt.zip 683.0 KB 2000-09-19
MOD04_L2.A2000264.0930.grnt.zip 965.1 KB 2000-09-20
MOD04_L2.A2000265.0835.grnt.zip 821.1 KB 2000-09-21
MOD04_L2.A2000265.0840.grnt.zip 937.2 KB 2000-09-21
MOD04_L2.A2000266.0740.grnt.zip 941.9 KB 2000-09-22
MOD04_L2.A2000266.0915.grnt.zip 626.7 KB 2000-09-22
MOD04_L2.A2000267.0820.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-09-23
MOD04_L2.A2000267.0825.grnt.zip 997.6 KB 2000-09-23
MOD04_L2.A2000268.0725.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-24
MOD04_L2.A2000268.0905.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-09-24
MOD04_L2.A2000269.0810.grnt.zip 1.0 MB 2000-09-25
MOD04_L2.A2000269.0815.grnt.zip 1.1 MB 2000-09-25
MOD04_L2.A2000269.0950.grnt.zip 445.1 KB 2000-09-25

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