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Parameter Name in G3 MODIS_DAILY_L3 Instance Parameter Definition
Aerosol Optical Depth at 0.55 microns Aerosol Optical Thickness at 0.55 microns for both Ocean (best) and Land (corrected)
Aerosol Small Mode Fraction Ratio of small mode optical depth at 0.55 micron for both land  and ocean
Angstrom Exponent over Land from 470 and 660 nm (QA-weighted) Angstrom Exponent (Land) for 0.47 and 0.66 microns
Angstrom Exponent over Ocean from 550 and 865 nm (QA-weighted) Angstrom Exponent (0.550 and 0.865 micron) best solution
Atmospheric Water Vapor (QA-weighted) Precipitable Water Vapor (IR Retrieval) Total Column
Atmospheric Water Vapor High (QA-weighted) Precipitable Water Vapor (IR Retrieval) 700 to 300mb
Atmospheric Water Vapor Low (QA-weighted) Precipitable Water Vapor (IR Retrieval) Surface to 920mb
Cirrus Reflectance (QA-weighted) Cirrus Reflectance
Cloud Condensation Nuclei over Ocean (QA-weighted) Number of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the column at 0.55  microns for best solution
Cloud Effective Radius Combined (QA-weighted) Combined Effective particle radius
Cloud Effective Radius Ice Phase (QA-weighted) Effective particle radius for ice clouds
Cloud Effective Radius Liquid Phase (QA-weighted) Effective particle radius for liquid water clouds
Cloud Fraction (Day and Night) Cloud Fraction from Cloud Mask (count of cloudy and probably cloudy / total count)
Cloud Fraction (Day only) Cloud Fraction from Cloud Mask (count of cloudy and probably cloudy / total count): Day
Cloud Fraction (Night only) Cloud Fraction from Cloud Mask (count of cloudy and probably cloudy / total count): Night
Cloud Optical Thickness Combined (QA-weighted) Combined Cloud Optical Thickness
Cloud Optical Thickness Ice Phase (QA-weighted) Ice Cloud Optical Thickness
Cloud Optical Thickness Liquid Phase (QA-weighted) Liquid Water Cloud Optical Thickness
Cloud Top Pressure (Day and Night) Cloud Top Pressure
Cloud Top Pressure (Day only) Cloud Top Pressure (Day)
Cloud Top Pressure (Night only) Cloud Top Pressure (Night)
Cloud Top Temperature (Day and Night) Cloud Top Temperature
Cloud Top Temperature (Day only) Cloud Top Temperature (Day)
Cloud Top Temperature (Night only) Cloud Top Temperature (Night)
Effective Radius over Ocean (QA-weighted) Effective radius at 0.55 microns for best solution
Mass Concentration over Land (QA-weighted) Mass concentration over land
Mass Concentration over Ocean (QA-weighted) Mass concentration over ocean for best solution
Scattering Angle Scattering Angle
Water Vapor above Cloud NIR Method (QA-weighted) Water vapor near infrared - cloudy column
Water Vapor Clear Sky NIR Method (QA-weighted) Water vapor near infrared - clear column
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