Level 2 v2.1 release 14 October 2009
Update to the MODIS Level 2 product software package. Updates include:
The main run script (modis_level2.csh) has been updated to include
optional arguments which can turn off the execution of any
MODIS L2 software executable. The user is now also able to define the
name of the temporary directory if desired, and use an optional
argument to choose to delete the temporary directory upon completion.
These changes were provided by
Huw Lynch, Western Australia Satellite Technology and Applications
- Cloud Product (MOD06)
Cloud Optical Properties is now included in the package. This
software will create 19 optical property arrays at 1 km resolution,
including Cloud_Optical_Thickness and Cloud_Effective_Radius, and
place them into the cloud product MOD06 output file. The MOD06OD
software was provided by Gala Wind, NASA Goddard Space Flight
Cloud Top Properties has been updated to version 5.3.1, the collection
5 MODAPS version. It now requires an eight Day Clear Sky Radiance
Bias file as an ancillary data set which is automatically fetched
as part of the processing script.
The software which converts the MOD06 Cloud Top Property binary file
to HDF (create_fake_mod06.exe) also creates the Cloud Optical
Properties 1 km arrays for the MOD06 output file.
- Atmospheric Profiles (MOD07)
The profiles algorithm now includes Retrieved_Ozone_Profile, the
moisture profile is now retrieved in units of mixing
ratio (g/kg) instead of Dewpoint (C) and coefficient, bias
and detector static ancillary files have been updated.