MODIS Atmosphere Daily Global remote sensing

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a 36-channel from visible to thermal-infrared sensor that was launched as part of the Terra satellite (18 December 1999) and Aqua satellite (May 2002)

Software used: GRASS 6.0 and GDAL

The Level-3 MODIS Atmosphere Daily Global Product contains roughly 600 statistical datasets that are derived from approximately 80 scientific parameters from four Level-2 MODIS Atmosphere Products: Aerosol, Water Vapor, Cloud, and Atmosphere Profile. There are two MODIS Daily Global data product files: MOD08_D3, containing data collected from the Terra platform; and MYD08_D3, containing data collected from the Aqua platform. (cited from MOD08_D3 Atmosphere Daily Global Product)

processed MOD08 global map
MODIS MOD08 Angstrom Exponent Land Minimum
with VMAP0 coastlines overlayed (LatLong/WGS84; date: 2003-10-27; click to enlarge)

Or see the same map in QGIS.

I am grateful to Andrey Kiselev and Frank Warmerdam for their infinite patience and willingness to implement the HDF driver into GDAL as well as the appropriate warp routines.


Markus Neteler 4/2005
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