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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)

Terra  (Day Overpass: ~1030 LST, Descending Node, Equator)
Aqua  (Day Overpass: ~1330 LST, Ascending Node, Equator)

MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

Product Description:
The Level-3 (L3) MODIS Atmosphere Monthly Global COSP Product, MOD06COSP contains monthly 1x1 degree grid values of atmospheric parameters related to cloud top and cloud optical properties,.

Production Frequency:
1 file per per calendar day an 1 file per calendar month

Spatial Coverage:
Global Coverage
Gridded Map Size = 360 x 180 pixels

Spatial Resolution:
1x1 degree

File Size:
~80 MB (Compressed)

Related Links:
(Atmosphere Imager MCD06COSP page)

Data Authors:
Dr. Robert Pincus / Paul Hubanks

Dataset Originator/Creator:
MODIS Atmosphere Science Team / Atmosphere Level-3 Product Group
Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS)


For Collection 6.1 Data:

Dataset DOI:   (Data Object Identifier)


(We kindly request that you cite the use of any Collection 6.1 MODIS Cloud data in a publication using the following wording)

Pincus, R., P. Hubanks, S. Platnick, 2020. MODIS Standard L3 MCD06 COSP Product. Science Investigator-led Processing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, [doi:10.5067/MODIS/MCD06COSP_M3_MODIS.061]