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MOD 35 - Cloud Mask

The MODIS cloud mask product indicates whether a pixel is unobstructed be-tween the surface and satellite. The product provides 48 bits of output per 1-km pixel that includes information on sets of multispectral test results (from 19 MODIS spectral bands), the decision tree used to arrive at the product, and limited ancillary information such as a land/ocean and snow/no snow flags. The first eight bits provide a summary sufficient for most applications. Additionally, the first two bits simply offer information in four categories: confident clear, probably clear, uncertain/probably cloudy, and cloudy.


Affiliated Team Member: P. Menzel

Affiliated Discipline: Atmosphere

DAAC Description: LAADS

Non-Technical Description: Yes

EOS Data Description (PDF): Yes

Product Quality History: Yes

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