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Cloud Products


The Cloud Product monitors the physical and radiative properties of clouds including cloud particle phase (ice vs. water, clouds vs. snow), effective cloud particle radius, cloud optical thickness, cloud shadow effects, cloud top temperature, cloud top height, effective emissivity, cloud phase (ice vs. water, opaque vs. non-opaque), and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions. The ESDT names are MOD06_L2 (Terra) and MYD06_L2 (Aqua). 

Bob Holz

Atmosphere Discipline Team Lead - Continuity Products

Miguel Román

MODIS Team Lead

File Spec

L3 CLDPROP COSP File Specification
(Common Data Language (CDL) Format)

The link below allows one to download and view the complete Common Data Language (CDL) file specification. This file spec gives a complete description of the Version 1.1 CLDPROP COSP NetCDF4 product file, including all the Groups and Variables, as well as their local attributes.

L3 CLDPROP COSP File Spec (47 KB)



DOI Reference

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Global Product

Dataset Short Name:
MCD06COSP_M3_MODIS (Combined Terra+Aqua Platform)

Dataset Long Name:
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Level-3 (L3) Monthly Global COSP Product
(1x1 degree Resolution)