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Aerosol Optical Thickness Intercomparison

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Comparison of Daily Level-3 Aerosol Parameters from Measurements and Model. Includes measurements from Terra and Aqua MODIS, Terra MISR, Aura OMI, as well as GOCART model data. It is suggested that Users note the Collection Version of the Science Parameters that can be seen in the third column of the parameter blocks below.

* Aerosol Deep Blue are not available for Terra after Dec 2007 due to unavailability of the required polarization corrections to the L1B data. The Terra Aerosol Dark Target data are available for the whole mission period. Note: Terra data record has a few short periods in the mission where data is missing - please consult the calendar to determine when these period of missing data occur. (calender).


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Parameters
    
Measurement (1X1 Deg.)
(2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Aerosol Optical Depth Pixel Counts MOD08_D3.051 MODIS-Terra Ver. 5.1 2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25
  Aerosol Optical Depth at 550 nm MOD08_D3.051 MODIS-Terra Ver. 5.1 2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25
  Angstrom 470/660nm - Land (QA-w) MOD08_D3.051 MODIS-Terra Ver. 5.1 2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25
  Angstrom 550/865nm - Ocean (QA-w) MOD08_D3.051 MODIS-Terra Ver. 5.1 2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25
  Deep Blue AOD at 550 nm (QA-w, Land only) MOD08_D3.051 MODIS-Terra Ver. 5.1 2000/03/01 - 2014/11/25
(2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Aerosol Optical Depth Pixel Counts MYD08_D3.051 MODIS-Aqua Ver. 5.1 2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24
  Aerosol Optical Depth at 550 nm MYD08_D3.051 MODIS-Aqua Ver. 5.1 2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24
  Angstrom 470/660nm - Land (QA-w) MYD08_D3.051 MODIS-Aqua Ver. 5.1 2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24
  Angstrom 550/865nm - Ocean (QA-w) MYD08_D3.051 MODIS-Aqua Ver. 5.1 2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24
  Deep Blue AOD at 550 nm (QA-w, Land only) MYD08_D3.051 MODIS-Aqua Ver. 5.1 2002/07/04 - 2014/11/24
(2004/10/01 - 2014/11/25)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Aerosol Absorption Optical Depth at 388 nm OMAERUVd.003 Aura OMI 2004/10/01 - 2014/11/25
  Aerosol Absorption Optical Depth at 500 nm OMAERUVd.003 Aura OMI 2004/10/01 - 2014/11/25
  Aerosol Extinction Optical Depth at 388 nm OMAERUVd.003 Aura OMI 2004/10/01 - 2014/11/25
  Aerosol Extinction Optical Depth at 500 nm OMAERUVd.003 Aura OMI 2004/10/01 - 2014/11/25
(2002/07/01 - 2014/11/25)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Fine Particulate Matter - PM2.5 AIRNOW_PM.001 EPA monitor 2002/07/01 - 2014/11/25
Measurement (0.5X0.5 Deg.)
(2000/02/25 - 2013/11/30)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Aerosol Optical Depth at 555 nm (Green Band) MIL3DAE.004 MISR-Terra Prod. Ver. 31 2000/02/25 - 2013/11/30
Model (2.X2.5 Deg.)
(2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31)
Parameter Data Product Info
  Black Carbon Column Optical Depth (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_cc_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Dust Aerosol Column Optical Depth (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_du_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Dust Aerosol Column Optical Depth, Coarse mode (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_du_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Dust Aerosol Column Optical Depth, Fine mode (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_du_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Particulate Organic Matter Column Optical Depth (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_cc_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Sea Salt Column Optical Depth (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_ss_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Sea Salt Column Optical Depth, Coarse mode (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_ss_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Sea Salt Column Optical Depth, Fine mode (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_ss_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
  Sulfate Aerosol Column Optical Depth (550 nm) G4P0_1DA_2D_su_aot.006 GOCART Model Calculation Experiment ID G4P0 2000/01/01 - 2007/12/31
Temporal
(Date Begin: 01 Jan 2000)
(Date End: 25 Nov 2014)
The date ranges for the various Aerosol Parameters will depend on their sources (e.g Measurement or Model). These date ranges can be found next to the Data Product type in the grey blocks above.
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