The Monthly Global Joint Product contains roughly 800 statistical datasets derived from Level-2 MODIS Atmosphere parameters that are summarized over a monthly period. It should be noted that the content of this product is identical to the Eight-Day Global Joint Product, except for the time period covered. The ESDT names are MOD08_M3 (Terra) and MYD08_M3 (Aqua).
See the Known Problem pages for the input (upstream) Level-2 products 04_L2 (Aerosol), 05_L2 (Water Vapor), 06_L2 (Cloud), 07_L2 (Profiles), and 35_L2 (Cloud Mask) by clicking on the links to the left. Users should make themselves aware of any issues in the upstream data products.
L3 Monthly Data Issues
Below are some sample images from the MODIS L3 Monthly (08_M3) Product. Data shown was post processed to show seasonal means over a multiyear period. The parameter displayed is Cloud Fraction derived from the Cloud Mask for daytime.
Key MODIS Scientific Publications
Level-3 Global Gridded Daily, Eight Day, Monthly Product (08_D3, 08_E3, 08_M3)