Trying to extract MODIS Deep Blue Aerosols from a number of years.
I have managed to open the HDF files in QGIS and ArcMap; however, have failed to reproject out of the sinusoidal grid so that the UK matches up with reference imagery.
I have tried MRT, which gave me an error every time I loaded a 04_L2 file into as follows
Error in Module: ReadHdrFile Opening Input Header File
I couldn't find an explanation except perhaps, that I needed to use MRTSwath instead.
When using MRTSwath, the file loads with no problems but only displays two bands: the Aerosol_Cldmask and the Cloud_Pixel_Distance. I imagine because these are the only two bands still in a swath rather than grid projection.
I have looked into doing the conversion through gdal, however, when getting the needed GCP's via a gdalinfo command on the subdirectory, the produced information fails to list anything to do with GCPs. I thought this might be due to the version of gdal I have, but I seem to have version 2.2.4 which is well past what I believe I need for GCPs to be produced.
Any alternatives for reprojecting?