MODIS Atmosphere Product Validation
MODIS Atmosphere product quality is maintained through close collaboration among its QA, calibration, and validation components. MODIS atmosphere validation follows a fundamental philosophy that to validate these products, we necessarily need to validate the specific atmospheric parameters under widely different atmospheric conditions as well as ecosystems globally. The MODIS atmosphere science team uses a wide variety of validation methods to characterize the uncertainty component in their data. Each algorithm developer incorporates his/her own approach for validating particular data.