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Collection 6

MODIS Terra true color overlaid with Deep Blue aerosol optical depth, showing data from May 31 2016.

MODIS Deep Blue Collection 6 data now available in NASA Worldview

MODIS Terra true color overlaid with Deep Blue aerosol optical depth, showing data from May 31 2016.

We are pleased to announce that select MODIS Collection 6 Atmospheres data products, including Deep Blue aerosol data, are now available on the NASA Worldview satellite imagery browsing tool. At present, data from 2007-2015 are currently available. Earlier years, as well as 2016 data (and near-real-time availability), are being added.

Key features of Worldview include:

MODIS AOD map created by Giovanni

MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products now on Giovanni visualization tool

We are pleased to report that the latest update to NASA’s Giovanni visualization portal now includes MODIS Collection 6 aerosol products, including Deep Blue. Giovanni provides a quick and easy way to look at our Level 3 data sets, as well as many other geophysical data sets, without having to download the files yourself.

 

Example of the merging process for a MODIS Aqua granule over the Sahel.

Paper about MODIS Collection 6 Deep Blue, Dark Target, and 'merged' data sets

Example of the merging process for a MODIS Aqua granule over the Sahel. (a) A true-color image and (b) the algorithms selected for each individual retrieval . (c–e) Deep Blue (DB), Dark Target (DT) land/ocean, and merged AOD, respectively. Regions in grey lack valid AOD retrievals.