Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

What options are available for ordering MOPITT data?

ASDC Data Pool:

The Data Pool is an on-line data cache that provides FTP access to select ASDC data products. Data files are stored in directories based on data product and acquisition date.

Examples of using a script to obtain data:


Use the Earthdata Search Tool. Tutorials for this ordering tool are available.


MOPITT Subsetter:

  • This subsetting tool currently operates on MOPITT Version 5 & Version 6 Level 2 products.
  • Update the Output formats to: HDF4, HDF5, NetCDF3 and NetCDF4
  • 1000 granule (file) limit per order.
  • With the subset tool, you will receive only the data points that fall within your specified lat, long bounds.
  • Without subsetting, even if only one point falls within those bounds, you will receive the entire data granule (file).