Print all MODIS C6 MYD06 SDS names and attributes using python

Published: 03 février 2017

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Outputs of a code (see bottom of the page) written in python 2.7 to print all MODIS C6 MYD06 SDS names and attributes. All SDS infos:

Id Name Nb_Dim Dim Type Nb_attributes
0 Latitude 2 [408, 270] 5 10
1 Longitude 2 [408, 270] 5 10
2 Scan_Start_Time 2 [408, 270] 6 10
3 Solar_Zenith 2 [408, 270] 22 10
4 Solar_Zenith_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
5 Solar_Zenith_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
6 Solar_Azimuth 2 [408, 270] 22 10
7 Solar_Azimuth_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
8 Solar_Azimuth_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
9 Sensor_Zenith 2 [408, 270] 22 10
10 Sensor_Zenith_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
11 Sensor_Zenith_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
12 Sensor_Azimuth 2 [408, 270] 22 10
13 Sensor_Azimuth_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
14 Sensor_Azimuth_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
15 Brightness_Temperature 3 [7, 408, 270] 22 10
16 Surface_Temperature 2 [408, 270] 22 10
17 Surface_Pressure 2 [408, 270] 22 10
18 Cloud_Height_Method 2 [408, 270] 20 11
19 Cloud_Top_Height 2 [408, 270] 22 10
20 Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir 2 [408, 270] 22 10
21 Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
22 Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
23 Cloud_Top_Pressure 2 [408, 270] 22 10
24 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir 2 [408, 270] 22 10
25 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
26 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
27 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
28 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
29 Cloud_Top_Temperature 2 [408, 270] 22 10
30 Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir 2 [408, 270] 22 10
31 Cloud_Top_Temperature_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
32 Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir_Night 2 [408, 270] 22 10
33 Cloud_Top_Temperature_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
34 Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir_Day 2 [408, 270] 22 10
35 Tropopause_Height 2 [408, 270] 22 10
36 Cloud_Fraction 2 [408, 270] 20 10
37 Cloud_Fraction_Nadir 2 [408, 270] 20 10
38 Cloud_Fraction_Night 2 [408, 270] 20 10
39 Cloud_Fraction_Nadir_Night 2 [408, 270] 20 10
40 Cloud_Fraction_Day 2 [408, 270] 20 10
41 Cloud_Fraction_Nadir_Day 2 [408, 270] 20 10
42 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity 2 [408, 270] 20 10
43 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir 2 [408, 270] 20 10
44 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Night 2 [408, 270] 20 10
45 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir_Night 2 [408, 270] 20 10
46 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Day 2 [408, 270] 20 10
47 Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir_Day 2 [408, 270] 20 10
48 Cloud_Top_Pressure_Infrared 2 [408, 270] 22 10
49 Spectral_Cloud_Forcing 3 [5, 408, 270] 22 11
50 Cloud_Top_Pressure_From_Ratios 3 [5, 408, 270] 22 11
51 Radiance_Variance 2 [408, 270] 22 10
52 Cloud_Phase_Infrared 2 [408, 270] 20 11
53 Cloud_Phase_Infrared_Night 2 [408, 270] 20 11
54 Cloud_Phase_Infrared_Day 2 [408, 270] 20 11
55 Cloud_Phase_Infrared_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
56 IRP_CTH_Consistency_Flag_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
57 os_top_flag_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
58 cloud_top_pressure_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
59 cloud_top_height_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
60 cloud_top_temperature_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
61 cloud_emissivity_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 20 10
62 cloud_top_method_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
63 surface_temperature_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
64 cloud_emiss11_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
65 cloud_emiss12_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
66 cloud_emiss13_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
67 cloud_emiss85_1km 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
68 Cloud_Effective_Radius 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
69 Cloud_Effective_Radius_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
70 Cloud_Effective_Radius_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
71 Cloud_Effective_Radius_16_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
72 Cloud_Effective_Radius_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
73 Cloud_Effective_Radius_37_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
74 Cloud_Optical_Thickness 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
75 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
76 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
77 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_16_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
78 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
79 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_37_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
80 Cloud_Effective_Radius_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
81 Cloud_Effective_Radius_1621_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
82 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
83 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_1621_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
84 Cloud_Water_Path 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
85 Cloud_Water_Path_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
86 Cloud_Water_Path_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
87 Cloud_Water_Path_1621_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
88 Cloud_Water_Path_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
89 Cloud_Water_Path_16_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
90 Cloud_Water_Path_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
91 Cloud_Water_Path_37_PCL 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
92 Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
93 Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
94 Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
95 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
96 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
97 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
98 Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
99 Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
100 Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
101 Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_1621 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
102 Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_16 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
103 Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_37 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
104 Above_Cloud_Water_Vapor_094 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
105 IRW_Low_Cloud_Temperature_From_COP 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
106 Cloud_Phase_Optical_Properties 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
107 Cloud_Multi_Layer_Flag 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
108 Cirrus_Reflectance 2 [2040, 1354] 22 10
109 Cirrus_Reflectance_Flag 2 [2040, 1354] 20 11
110 Cloud_Mask_5km 3 [408, 270, 2] 20 11
111 Quality_Assurance_5km 3 [408, 270, 10] 20 11
112 Cloud_Mask_1km 3 [2040, 1354, 2] 20 11
113 Extinction_Efficiency_Ice 2 [12, 7] 5 11
114 Asymmetry_Parameter_Ice 2 [12, 7] 5 11
115 Single_Scatter_Albedo_Ice 2 [12, 7] 5 11
116 Extinction_Efficiency_Liq 2 [18, 7] 5 11
117 Asymmetry_Parameter_Liq 2 [18, 7] 5 11
118 Single_Scatter_Albedo_Liq 2 [18, 7] 5 11
119 Cloud_Mask_SPI 3 [2040, 1354, 2] 22 10
120 Retrieval_Failure_Metric 3 [2040, 1354, 3] 22 11
121 Retrieval_Failure_Metric_16 3 [2040, 1354, 3] 22 11
122 Retrieval_Failure_Metric_37 3 [2040, 1354, 3] 22 11
123 Retrieval_Failure_Metric_1621 3 [2040, 1354, 3] 22 11
124 Atm_Corr_Refl 3 [2040, 1354, 6] 22 11
125 Quality_Assurance_1km 3 [2040, 1354, 9] 20 11
126 Statistics_1km_sds 1 17 5 4

All SDS Attributes:

Latitude

_FillValue 999.900024414
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geodetic Latitude
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees_north
valid_range [90.0, 90.0]

Longitude

_FillValue 999.900024414
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geodetic Longitude
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees_east
valid_range [180.0, 180.0]

Scan_Start_Time

_FillValue 999.900024414
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation data not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name TAI time at start of scan replicated across the swath
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units seconds since 199311 00:00:00.0 0
valid_range [0.0, 3155800064.0]

Solar_Zenith

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Zenith Angle, Cell to Sun
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [0, 18000]

Solar_Zenith_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Zenith Angle, Cell to Sun, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [0, 18000]

Solar_Zenith_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Zenith Angle, Cell to Sun, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0, 18000]

Solar_Azimuth

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sun
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Solar_Azimuth_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sun, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Solar_Azimuth_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Solar Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sun, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Sensor_Zenith

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Zenith Angle, Cell to Sensor
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [0, 18000]

Sensor_Zenith_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Zenith Angle, Cell to Sensor, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [0, 18000]

Sensor_Zenith_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Zenith Angle, Cell to Sensor, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [0, 18000]

Sensor_Azimuth

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sensor
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Sensor_Azimuth_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sensor, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Sensor_Azimuth_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Sensor Azimuth Angle, Cell to Sensor, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units degrees
valid_range [18000, 18000]

Brightness_Temperature

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Observed Brightness Temperature from Cloudy Averaged Radiances in a 5x5 1km Pixel Region
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Surface_Temperature

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Surface Temperature from Ancillary Data
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Non MODIS Input
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Surface_Pressure

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Surface Pressure from Ancillary Data
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Non MODIS Input
units hPa
valid_range [8000, 11000]

Cloud_Height_Method

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS are set to mean the following:
1 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 36/35
2 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 35/34
3 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 35/33
4 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 34/33
6 IRwindow retrieval, band 31

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Index Indicating MODIS Bands Used for Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [1, 6]

Cloud_Top_Height

_FillValue 32767
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geopotential Height at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level (rounded to nearest 50 m)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units meters
valid_range [0, 18000]

Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir

_FillValue 32767
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geopotential Height at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <=32 Degrees (rounded to nearest 50 m)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units meters
valid_range [0, 18000]

Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir_Day

_FillValue 32767
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geopotential Height at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <=32 Degrees, Day Data Only (rounded to nearest 50 m)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units meters
valid_range [0, 18000]

Cloud_Top_Height_Nadir_Night

_FillValue 32767
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Geopotential Height at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <=32 Degrees, Night Data Only (rounded to nearest 50 m)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units meters
valid_range [0, 18000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level (rounded to nearest 5 mb)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees (rounded to nearest 5 mb)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level, Night Data Only (rounded to nearest 5 mb)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees (rounded to nearest 5 mb), Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level, Day Only (rounded to nearest 5 mb)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Nadir_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees (rounded to nearest 5 mb), Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level, Night Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir_Night

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level, Day Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Top_Temperature_Nadir_Day

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Tropopause_Height

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Tropopause Height from Ancillary Data
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Cloud_Fraction

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Fraction_Nadir

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Fraction_Night

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask, Night Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Fraction_Nadir_Night

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Fraction_Day

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask, Day Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Fraction_Nadir_Day

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Fraction in Retrieval Region (5x5 1km Pixels) from 1km Cloud Mask for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Night

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval, Night Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir_Night

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Night Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Day

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval, Day Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Effective_Emissivity_Nadir_Day

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Emissivity from Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval for Sensor Zenith (View) Angles <= 32 Degrees, Day Data Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 100]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_Infrared

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure from IR Window Retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Spectral_Cloud_Forcing

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
description \n

Spectral cloud forcing, cloudyclear radiance, each channel in order:
36, 35, 34, 33 and 31 for Band_Forcing dimension reference

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Spectral Cloud Forcing (cloud minus clear radiance)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units Watts/meter2/steradian/micron
valid_range [2000, 2000]

Cloud_Top_Pressure_From_Ratios

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.10000000149
description \n

Cloud top pressure level solutions in the following array locations:
Band_Ratio:mod06 = 1: MODIS bands 36/35
Band_Ratio:mod06 = 2: MODIS bands 35/34
Band_Ratio:mod06 = 3: MODIS bands 35/33
Band_Ratio:mod06 = 4: MODIS bands 34/33
Band_Ratio:mod06 = 5: Not used

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure Levels from Ratios of Bands 36/35, 35/34, 35/33, 34/33 from the CO2slicing Algorithm
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

Radiance_Variance

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Band 31 Radiance Standard Deviation
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units Watts/meter2/steradian/micron
valid_range [0, 20]

Cloud_Phase_Infrared

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS indicate the following cloud phase:
0 cloud free
1 water cloud
2 ice cloud
3 mixed phase cloud
6 undetermined phase

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Phase from 8.5 and 11 um Bands
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 6]

Cloud_Phase_Infrared_Night

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS indicate the following cloud phase:
0 cloud free
1 water cloud
2 ice cloud
3 mixed phase cloud
6 undetermined phase

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Phase from 8.5 and 11 um Bands, Night Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 6]

Cloud_Phase_Infrared_Day

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS indicate the following cloud phase:
0 cloud free
1 water cloud
2 ice cloud
3 mixed phase cloud
6 undetermined phase

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Phase from 8.5 and 11 um Bands, Day Only
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 6]

Cloud_Phase_Infrared_1km

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS indicate the following cloud phase:
0 cloud free
1 water cloud
2 ice cloud
3 mixed phase cloud
6 undetermined phase

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Phase at 1km resolution from 8.5 11 um BTDs and cloud emissivity ratios (12/11, 8.5/11, and 7.2/11 um)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 6]

IRP_CTH_Consistency_Flag_1km

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Indicates Cloud_Phase_Infrared_1km results changed to ice from water when cloud_top_method_1km reports valid band 36/35 CO2slicing result (1=change)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 1]

os_top_flag_1km

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS indicate the following:
0 stratospheric cloud test not performed
1 stratospheric cloud not indicated
2 stratospheric cloud indicated (BTD3533 > 0.5K)

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Upper Tropospheric/Lower Stratospheric (UTLS) Cloud Flag at 1km resolution valid from 50 to +50 Degrees Latitude
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 2]

cloud_top_pressure_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 0.10000000149
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Pressure at 1km resolution from LEOCAT, Cloud Top Pressure Level rounded to nearest 5 mb
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units hPa
valid_range [10, 11000]

cloud_top_height_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Top Height at 1km resolution from LEOCAT, Geopotential Height at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level rounded to nearest 50 m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units meters
valid_range [0, 18000]

cloud_top_temperature_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Cloud Top Temperature at 1km resolution from LEOCAT, Temperature from Ancillary Data at Retrieved Cloud Top Pressure Level
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

cloud_emissivity_1km

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Emissivity at 1km resolution from LEOCAT Cloud Top Pressure Retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 100]

cloud_top_method_1km

_FillValue 127
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS are set to mean the following:
1 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 36/35
2 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 35/34
3 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 35/33
4 CO2slicing retrieval, bands 34/33
6 IRwindow retrieval, band 31

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Index Indicating the MODIS Band(s) Used to Produce the Cloud Top Pressure Result
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 6]

surface_temperature_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Surface Temperature for Each 1km MODIS Pixel Interplated from Ancillary Data
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Non MODIS Input
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

cloud_emiss11_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 9.99999974738e05
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name 11 micron Cloud Emissivity at 1km resolution from LEOCAT for All Clouds
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 10000]

cloud_emiss12_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 9.99999974738e05
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name 12 micron Cloud Emissivity at 1km resolution from LEOCAT for All Clouds
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 10000]

cloud_emiss13_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 9.99999974738e05
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name 13.3 micron Cloud Emissivity at 1km resolution from LEOCAT for All Clouds
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 10000]

cloud_emiss85_1km

_FillValue 999
scale_factor 9.99999974738e05
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name 8.5 micron Cloud Emissivity at 1km resolution from LEOCAT for All Clouds
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units unitless
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_16_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_37_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_16_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_37_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_1621_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Particle Effective Radius twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units micron
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_1621_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_1621_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_16_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 6(1.6um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from best points: not failed in any way, not marked for clear sky restoral
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Water_Path_37_PCL

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 1.0
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Column Water Path twochannel retrieval using band 20(3.7um) and either band 1(0.65um), 2(0.86um), or 5(1.2um) (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)from points identified as either partly cloudy from 250m cloud mask test or 1km cloud edges
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units g/m^2
valid_range [0, 10000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Particle Radius (from band 7(2.1um)) Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Particle Radius (from band 6(1.6um) Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Particle Radius (from band 20(3.7um)) Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m based on the Cloud_Optical_Thickness and Cloud_Effective_Radius results
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m based on the Cloud_Optical_Thickness_16 and Cloud_Effective_Radius_16 results
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m based on the Cloud_Optical_Thickness_37 and Cloud_Effective_Radius_37 results
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Water Path Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m based on the Cloud_Water_Path result
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Effective_Radius_Uncertainty_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Effective Particle Radius Relative Uncertainty (Percent) using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Optical_Thickness_Uncertainty_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Optical Thickness Relative Uncertainty (Percent) using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Water Path Relative Uncertainty (Percent) using band 7(2.1um) and band 6(1.6um)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Water Path Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m using the VNSWIR1.6um retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Water_Path_Uncertainty_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Water Path Relative Uncertainty (Percent)from both best points and points identified as cloud edge at 1km resolution or partly cloudy at 250m using the VNSWIR3.7um retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Above_Cloud_Water_Vapor_094

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Abovecloud water vapor amount from 0.94um channel, ocean only, tau > 5.
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units cm
valid_range [0, 1500]

IRW_Low_Cloud_Temperature_From_COP

_FillValue 32768
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 15000.0
long_name Low Cloud Temperature from IR Window retrieval using cloud emissivity based on cloud optical thickness
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units K
valid_range [0, 20000]

Cloud_Phase_Optical_Properties

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

The values in this SDS are set to mean the following:
0 cloud mask undetermined
1 clear sky
2 liquid water cloud
3 ice cloud
4 undetermined phase cloud (but retrieval is attempted as liquid water)

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Phase Determination Used in Optical Thickness/Effective Radius Retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 4]

Cloud_Multi_Layer_Flag

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

Flag for multilayer multiphase cloud situations. Values 2 through 9
indicate the success of various multilayer cloud tests. Value of 0
indicates no retrieval, value of 1 indicates single layer cloud. The
other values are of increasing confidence level.

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cloud Multi Layer Identification From MODIS Shortwave Observations
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 9]

Cirrus_Reflectance

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.000199999994948
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cirrus Reflectance
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 8000]

Cirrus_Reflectance_Flag

_FillValue 99
scale_factor 1.0
description 0: bad data, 1: noncirrus pixel, 2: cirrus pixel, 3: contrail pixel

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Cirrus Reflectance Flag
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 3]

Cloud_Mask_5km

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

Bit fields within each byte are numbered from the left:
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.
The leftmost bit (bit 7) is the most significant bit.
The rightmost bit (bit 0) is the least significant bit.

First Byte

bit field Description Key

0 Cloud Mask Flag 0 = Not determined
1 = Determined

2, 1 Unobstructed FOV Quality Flag 00 = Cloudy
01 = Uncertain
10 = Probably Clear
11 = Confident Clear
PROCESSING PATH

3 Day or Night Path 0 = Night / 1 = Day
4 Sunglint Path 0 = Yes / 1 = No
5 Snow/Ice Background Path 0 = Yes / 1 = No
7, 6 Land or Water Path 00 = Water
01 = Coastal
10 = Desert
11 = Land

Second Byte

1, 0 Sunglint Under CTP Retrieval 00 = No CTP Ret.
01 = No Sunglint
10 = Sunglint

3, 2 Snow/Ice Under CTP Retrieval 00 = No CTP Ret.
01 = No Snow/Ice
10 = Snow/Ice

6, 5, 4 Surface Type Under CTP Retrieval 000 = No CTP Ret.
001 = Water
010 = Coast
011 = Desert
100 = Land
101 = Other

7 Day/Night Flag Under CTP Retrieval 01 = Day

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name First Byte of MODIS Cloud Mask Plus Additional Stats for L3 (2nd Byte)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0, 1]

Quality_Assurance_5km

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description See MODIS atmosphere QA plan for details

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [3, 2038, 5]
Geolocation_Pointer Internal geolocation arrays
add_offset 0.0
long_name Quality Assurance at 5x5 Resolution
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [3, 1348, 5]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 1]

Cloud_Mask_1km

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description See MODIS atmosphere QA plan for details

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name MODIS Cloud Mask, L2 MOD06 QA Plan
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0, 1]

Extinction_Efficiency_Ice

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Ice CE from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Ice Extinction Efficiency from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Asymmetry_Parameter_Ice

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Ice Asymmetry Parameter from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Ice Asymmetry Parameter from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Single_Scatter_Albedo_Ice

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Ice single scatter albedo from the phase functions used to generate the forward look

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Ice single scatter albedo from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Extinction_Efficiency_Liq

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Liquid Water CE from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Liquid Water CE from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Asymmetry_Parameter_Liq

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Liquid Water Asymmetry Parameter from the phase functions used to generate the forwa

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Liquid Water Asymmetry Parameter from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Single_Scatter_Albedo_Liq

_FillValue 0.0
scale_factor 1.0
description Liquid Water SSA from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer Geolocation product not applicable
add_offset 0.0
long_name Liquid Water single scatter albedo from the phase functions used to generate the forward lookup tables
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 7, 1]
Parameter_Type MODIS Input
units none
valid_range [0.0, 1.0]

Cloud_Mask_SPI

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Dispersion in bands 1 (plane 1) and 2 (plane 2) from 250m reflectance statistics of cloud mask
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Retrieval_Failure_Metric

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
description \n

The individual planes in this SDS are set to contain the following:
1 Cloud Optical Thickness
2 Cloud Effective Radius
3 Relative distance of failed retrieval from the library space as
percentage of reflectance

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Retrievals and other information for points that failed to retrievevia standard solution logic for retrieval using band 7 and either band 1, 2, or 5 (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units by plane in order: 1none, 2micron, 3percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Retrieval_Failure_Metric_16

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
description \n

The individual planes in this SDS are set to contain the following:
1 Cloud Optical Thickness
2 Cloud Effective Radius
3 Relative distance of failed retrieval from the library space as
percentage of reflectance

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Retrievals and other information for points that failed to retrievevia standard solution logic for retrieval using band 6 and either band 1, 2, or 5 (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units by plane in order: 1none, 2micron, 3percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Retrieval_Failure_Metric_37

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
description \n

The individual planes in this SDS are set to contain the following:
1 Cloud Optical Thickness
2 Cloud Effective Radius
3 Relative distance of failed retrieval from the library space as
percentage of reflectance

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Retrievals and other information for points that failed to retrievevia standard solution logic for retrieval using band 20 and either band 1, 2, or 5 (specified in Quality_Assurance_1km)
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units by plane in order: 1none, 2micron, 3percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Retrieval_Failure_Metric_1621

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 0.00999999977648
description \n

The individual planes in this SDS are set to contain the following:
1 Cloud Optical Thickness
2 Cloud Effective Radius
3 Relative distance of failed retrieval from the library space as
percentage of reflectance

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Retrievals and other information for points that failed to retrievevia standard solution logic for retrieval using band 6 and band 7
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units by plane in order: 1none, 2micron, 3percent
valid_range [0, 20000]

Atm_Corr_Refl

_FillValue 9999
scale_factor 9.99999974738e05
description \n

The individual planes in this SDS are set to contain the following:
1 0.65um (Rayleigh correction amount is based on 2.1um cloud
effecive radius retrieval)
2 0.86um
3 1.2um
4 1.6um
5 2.1um
6 3.7um

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Atmospherically corrected reflectance used during cloud optical and microphysical properties retrieval
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 16000]

Quality_Assurance_1km

_FillValue 0
scale_factor 1.0
description \n

Quality Assurance 1km reports on Cloud Optical Properties
algorithm performance. Refer to MOD_PR06OD User Documentation and the
MODIS atmosphere QA plan for complete descriptions and coding examples.

Bit fields within each byte are numbered from the left:
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.
The leftmost bit (bit 7) is the most significant bit.
The rightmost bit (bit 0) is the least significant bit.

Byte 0
0 VNSWIR2.1 Optical Thickness General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
2,1 VNSWIR2.1 Optical Thickness Confidence QA 00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
4,3 spare
5 VNSWIR2.1 Effective Radius General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
7,6 VNSWIR2.1 Effective Radius Confidence QA 00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
Byte 1
0 VNSWIR2.1 Liquid Water Path General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
2,1 VNSWIR2.1 Liquid Water Path Confidence QA 00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
5,4,3 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
6 1.6 2.1 Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
Byte 2
2,1,0 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
3 VNSWIR 2.1 Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
4 Rayleigh Correction 0 = No Correction
1 = Correction
5 Water Vapor Correction 0 = No Correction
1 = Correction
7,6 Band Used for Optical Thickness Retrieval
00 = No attempt
01 = .645 micron
10 = .858 micron
11 = 1.24 micron
Byte 3
0 Optical Thickness 1.62.1 General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
2,1 Optical Thickness 1.62.1 Condifence QA
00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
3 Effective Radius 1.62.1 General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
5,4 Effective Radius 1.62.1 Confidence QA
00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
6,7 Clear Sky Restoral Type QA
00 = Not Restored
01 = Restored Via Edge detection
10 = Restored Via Spatial Variance
11 = Restored Via 250m Tests
Byte 4
0 Water Path 1.62.1 General QA 0 = Not Useful
1 = Useful
2,1 Water Path 1.62.1 Confidence QA 00 = No confidence
01 = Marginal
10 = Good
11 = Very Good
5,4,3 Multi Layer Cloud Flag 000 = Cloud Mask Undet
001 = Decision tree stop
010 = single layer: water
011 = multi layer: water
100 = single layer: ice
101 = multi layer: ice
110 = single layer: unknown
111 = multi layer: unknown
7,6 spare
Byte 5
0 Phase difference multilayer test result
1 Delta precipitable water multilayer test result
2 Delta precipitable water at 900mb multilayer test result
3 Tau difference VNSWIRSWIR multilayer test result
4 PavolonisHeidinger multilayer test result
7,6,5 spare
Byte 6
2,1,0 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
3 VNSWIR 1.6 Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
4,5,6 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
7 VNSWIR 1.6 PCL Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
Byte 7
2,1,0 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
3 VNSWIR 3.7 Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
4,5,6 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
7 VNSWIR 3.7 PCL Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
Byte 8
2,1,0 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
3 1.6 2.1 PCL Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful
4,5,6 Retrieval Phase 000 = No Cloud Mask
001 = No Cloud
010 = Water Cloud
011 = Ice Cloud
100 = Unknown Cloud
7 VNSWIR 2.1 PCL Retrieval Outcome 0 = Failed/No attempt
1 = Successful

Cell_Along_Swath_Sampling [1, 2040, 1]
Geolocation_Pointer External MODIS geolocation product
add_offset 0.0
long_name Quality Assurance at 1x1 Resolution
Cell_Across_Swath_Sampling [1, 1354, 1]
Parameter_Type Output
units none
valid_range [0, 1]

Statistics_1km_sds

units see description attribute
long_name Granule Statistics for parameters at 1x1 resolution
description
Statistics_1km:
1. Successful Retrieval Rate (%)
2. Land Cover Fraction (%)
3. Water Cover Fraction (%)
4. Snow Cover Fraction (%)
5. Cloud Cover Fraction (%)
6. Water Cloud Detected (%)
7. Ice Cloud Detected (%)
8. Mean of Water Cloud Optical Thickness
9. Mean of Ice Cloud Optical Thickness
10. Mean of Water Cloud Effective Particle Radius (microns)
11. Mean of Ice Cloud Effective Diameter (microns)
12. Mean Liquid Water Cloud Top Pressure (mb)
13. Mean Ice Cloud Top Pressure (mb)
14. Mean Undetermined Cloud Top Pressure (mb)
15. Mean Liquid Water Cloud Top Temperature (K)
16. Mean Ice Cloud Top Temperature (K)
17. Mean Undetermined Cloud Top Temperature (K)

_FillValue 999.0

Source Code:

#!/usr/bin/env python

from pyhdf.SD import SD, SDC

import pprint

file_name = './inputs/modis_granule_hdf_files/MYD06_L2.A2008001.2040.006.2013341205855.hdf'

file = SD(file_name, SDC.READ)

file_info = file.info()
print( file_info )  # number of sds and metadata

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# print sds names

datasets_dic = file.datasets()

#for idx,sds in enumerate(datasets_dic.keys()):
#   print idx,sds

sds_dic = {}
for key, value in datasets_dic.items():
    #print key, value, value[3]
    sds_dic[value[3]] = key

pprint.pprint( sds_dic )

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# print SDS info

for i in range(file_info[0]):
    sds_obj = file.select(sds_dic[i])
    sds_info = sds_obj.info()
    print( i, ' | ', sds_dic[i], \
             ' | ', sds_info[1] , \
             ' | ', sds_info[2] , \
             ' | ', sds_info[3] , \
             ' | ', sds_info[4]  )

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# print SDS Attributes

for i in range(file_info[0]):
    sds_obj = file.select(sds_dic[i])
    sds_attributes = sds_obj.attributes()
    attributes = ''
    for key, value in sds_attributes.items():
        attributes = attributes + key + ' ' + str(value) + '\n'
    print( '#### ',  sds_dic[i] )
    print( '    ')
    print( attributes.replace('-', '') )
    print('     ')

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# cloud_top_temperature_1km

sds_obj = file.select('cloud_top_temperature_1km') # select sds

data = sds_obj.get()

sds_info = sds_obj.info()

print('------- cloud_top_temperature_1km ------')
print( 'sds info' )
print( sds_info )
print( sds_info[0], sds_info[1] )

print( 'sds attributes' )
pprint.pprint( sds_obj.attributes() )

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Atm_Corr_Refl

sds_obj = file.select('Atm_Corr_Refl') # select sds

data = sds_obj.get()

sds_info = sds_obj.info()

print('------- Atm_Corr_Refl ------')
print( 'sds info' )
print( sds_info )
print( sds_info[0], sds_info[1] )

print( 'sds attributes' )
pprint.pprint( sds_obj.attributes() )

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Quality_Assurance_1km

sds_obj = file.select('Quality_Assurance_1km') # select sds

data = sds_obj.get()

sds_info = sds_obj.info()

print('------- Quality_Assurance_1km ------')
print( 'sds info' )
print( sds_info )
print( sds_info[0], sds_info[1] )

print( 'sds attributes' )
pprint.pprint( sds_obj.attributes() )