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File Names

 L2 CLDMSK (Cloud Mask) File Name Convention

Continuity Atmosphere Product NetCDF4 files are named using a standardized convention as displayed below.

Note that for the filename sample shown below:

  • The first part of the new standardized Product Prefix will be the Product Type (CLDMSK). 
    (It could also be CLDPROP, AERDB, or AERDT for those products).
  • The second part will be the Level (L2 for Level-2).
  • The third part will be the Instrument (VIIRS or MODIS).
  • The fourth part will be the Satellite Platform (SNPP or AQUA).
  • The DDD in the date denotes the Day of Year (001-366).
  • All times are UTC time, not local time.