Terra/MODIS Level-3 Binned Downwelling Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient Data Version 2018
|Data Citation||Suggested Citation for Terra/MODIS:|
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra Downwelling Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient Data; 2018 Reprocessing. NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. doi: 10.5067/TERRA/MODIS/L3B/KD/2018.
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|Sensor Summary||MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (EOS AM) and Aqua (EOS PM) satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon. Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications). These data will improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment.|
|Data Record Period||Our set of data records covers the entire routine operations period from 2000-02-24 to PRESENT.|
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