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MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Monthly L3 Global 1Deg CMG

The MODIS/Terra Aerosol Cloud Water Vapor Ozone Monthly L3 Global 1Deg CMG product (MOD08_M3) contains monthly 1 x 1 degree grid average values of atmospheric parameters related to atmospheric aerosol particle properties, total ozone burden, atmospheric water vapor, cloud optical and physical properties, and atmospheric stability indices. This product also provides standard deviations, quality assurance weighted means and other statistically derived quantities for each parameter. The MOD08_M3 contains roughly 800 statistical datasets that are derived from the Level-3 MODIS Atmosphere Daily Global Product. Statistics are sorted into 1x1 degree cells on an equal-angle grid that spans a (calendar) monthly interval and then summarized over the globe. MOD08_M3 product files are stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS). Each gridded global parameter is stored as Scientific Data Sets (SDS) within the file. The MODIS monthly Product will be used in the simultaneously study of clouds, water vapor, aerosol , trace gases, land surface and oceanic properties, as well as the interaction between them and their effect on the Earth's energy budget and climate. This product will also be used to investigate seasonal and inter-annual changes in cirrus (semi-transparent) global cloud cover and cloud phase with multispectral observations at high spatial resolution. For more information about the MOD08_M3 product, please visit the MODIS-Atmosphere site at:

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