The LAADS DAAC has publicly released version-1.1 of the Cloud Properties products suite. They include six products, three each derived from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and Aqua Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, respectively. These products stem from a continuity algorithm that is central to both MODIS data (from Terra and Aqua missions) and VIIRS data (from the SNPP and Joint Polar Satellite System/NOAA-20 missions). The Level-2 collection was reprocessed (as version-1.1) to correct an issue with the cloud optical properties’ thermodynamic phase that caused erroneous liquid water cloud phase results. The Level-2 and Level-3 products include the following:
The SNPP-VIIRS and Aqua-MODIS Cloud Properties products are available from March 1, 2012 through the present. Please consult the individual product links for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the LAADS User Services.