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MODIS Standard Scientific Publications

Key MODIS Scientific Publications

  Aerosol (Dark Target)

  • Levy, R. C., Munchak, L. A., Mattoo, S., Patadia, F., Remer, L. A., & Holz, R. E., 2015:  Towards a long-term global aerosol optical depth record: applying a consistent aerosol retrieval algorithm to MODIS and VIIRS-observed reflectance. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 4083–4110. doi:10.5194/amt-8-4083-2015.  View PDF
  • Sayer, A. M., Munchak, L. A., Hsu, N. C., Levy, R. C., Bettenhausen, C., & Jeong, M. J., 2014:  MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products: Comparison between Aqua's e-Deep Blue, Dark Target, and “merged” data sets, and usage recommendations. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 13965-13989. doi:10.1002/2014JD022453.  View PDF
  • Levy, R. C., Mattoo, S., Munchak, L. A., Remer, L. A., Sayer, A. M., Patadia, F., & Hsu, N. C., 2013:  The Collection 6 MODIS aerosol products over land and ocean. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6, 2989–3034. doi:10.5194/amt-6-2989-2013.  View PDF

  Aerosol (Deep Blue)

  • Sayer, A. M., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, M.-J. Jeong, and G. Meister, 2015:  Effect of MODIS Terra radiometric calibration improvements on Collection 6 Deep Blue aerosol products: Validation and Terra/Aqua consistency, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023878.  View PDF
  • Sayer, A. M., L. A. Munchak, N. C. Hsu, R. C. Levy, C. Bettenhausen, and M.-J. Jeong, 2014:  MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products: Comparison between Aqua's e-Deep Blue, Dark Target, and "merged" data sets, and usage recommendations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 13965–13989, doi:10.1002/2014JD022453.  View PDF

  Cloud Top Properties

  • Baum, B., W. P. Menzel, R. Frey, D. Tobin, R. Holz, S. Ackerman, 2012:  MODIS Cloud Top Property Refinements for Collection 6. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 1145-1163, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0203.1.  View PDF

  Cloud Optical Properties

  • Platnick, S., K. Meyer, M. D. King, G. Wind, N. Amarasinghe, B. Marchant, G. T. Arnold, Z. Zhang, P. A. Hubanks, R. E. Holz, P. Yang, W. L. Ridgway, and J. Riedi, 2017:  The MODIS cloud optical and microphysical products: Collection 6 updates and examples from Terra and Aqua. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 55, 502-525, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2610522.  View PDF

  Atmospheric Profile

  • Moeller, C., R. Frey, E. Borbas, W. P. Menzel, T. Wilson, A. Wu, X. Geng, 2017:  Improvements to Terra MODIS L1B, L2, and L3 science products through using crosstalk corrected L1B radiances, Proc. SPIE 10402, Earth Observing Systems XXII; doi: 10.1117/12.2274340.  View PDF
  • Seemann, S.W., E.E. Borbas, R.O. Knuteson, G. R. Stephenson, H.- L. Huang, 2008:  Development of a global infrared land surface emissivity database for clear sky atmospheric sounding retrievals from satellite-based radiance measurements. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology,  doi:10.1175/2007JAM1590.1,Volume 47. No. 1, January 2008, 108-123.  View PDF
  • Seemann, S.W., J. Li, W.P. Menzel, and L.E. Gumley, 2003:  Operational Retrieval of Atmospheric Temperature, Moisture, and Ozone from MODIS Infrared Radiances. J. Appl. Meteor., 42, 1072–1091, View PDF

  Cloud Mask

  • Frey, R. A., S. A. Ackerman, Y H. Liu, K. I. Strabala, H. Zhang, J. R. Key, and X. G. Wang, 2008:  Cloud detection with MODIS. Part I: Improvements in the MODIS cloud mask for collection 5. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 25(7), 1057-1072.  View PDF

  • Ackerman, S. A., R. E. Holz, R. Frey, E. W. Eloranta, B. C. Maddux, and M. McGill, 2008:  Cloud detection with MODIS. Part II: Validation. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 25(7), 1073-1086.  View PDF


  • King, M. D., S. Platnick, W. P. Menzel, S. A. Ackerman, and P. A. Hubanks, 2013:  Spatial and temporal distribution of clouds observed by MODIS onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51, 3826–3852.   View PDF




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