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Filename Convention

HDF Product File

The MODIS Atmosphere Level-2 Cloud Product HDF (Hierarchical Data Format) file will always have one of the two following standardized filenames. The prefix MOD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Terra (AM overpass) platform and MYD is reserved for files containing data collected from the Aqua (PM overpass) platform.

Terra (AM) Platform:

Aqua (PM) Platform:

Note that all times are UTC time, not local time.