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l2gen calibration options

by davouris » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:18 pm America/New_York

Hello!

Can you point me to some information about the calibration option in the l2gen that gives the option of "2 - enables MODIS and MERIS cloud mask for HABs"?  What is different about this option than the standard processing?

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dulci

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by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:39 pm America/New_York

This is an evaluation option, not a calibration option.  It is a cloud mask derived for a particular evaluation processing stream.  It is much more complicated than the simplistic default cloud mask.  As the help message implies, it is intended for use with a HABs (harmful algal bloom) product.

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Sean

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l2gen calibration options

by davouris » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:22 pm America/New_York

Hi Sean,

Thanks for that info. I am working analyzing MODIS images for Harmful Algal Blooms. The standard cloud mask tends to mask pixels that still have information that we can use in our analysis. I am not analyzing the CI index, which appears to be the code you linked to. I could use, however, the cloud mask that Stumpf uses for his product. If this cloud mask gives me that, it would be fantastic. I did not want to assume that I knew what that option was doing, and use it without verification.

If I am looking at MODIS images of Lake Erie, and want a cloud mask more suited to HABs than the default mask, then this option is a good choice?

Cheers,
Dulci

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by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:17 pm America/New_York

Well, it is Rick's algorithm  and he uses it over Lake Erie, so probably :grin:

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by davouris » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:06 pm America/New_York

Excellent. Thank you!

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