The Data Pool is the publicly available portion of the LP DAAC online holdings. Data Pool provides a more direct way to access files by foregoing their retrieval from the nearline tape storage devices. All Data Pool holdings are available at no cost to the user.
MODIS Composites are mostly online and will be completely online in the near future. Many of the MODIS dailies are online and will be completely populated during the longer term.
The ASTER Level-1B data for the U.S. and territories are available for Data Pool access. Please see the SWIR Advisory Alert.
Via collaboration between USGS and NASA, select Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) data collections are available via Data Pool Access.
Download via HTTP
This Data Pool access method allows users to navigate directly to the product collection of interest and then to the product period(s) of interest within the online file structure. Then, the HDF-EOS files, XML metadata files, and JPG browse images (if available) may simply be downloaded by HTTP.
|Data Pool Help||A quick overview on using the Data Pool.|
Data Pool Tutorial (pdf)
Data Pool Tutorial (ppt)
|An overview of the data available through the LP DAAC Data Pool, with examples of how to complete an order using either the Direct Search method or the HTTP method.|
The Data Pool HDFEOS-to-GeoTiff (HEG) tool provides the ability to reformat, reproject, or spatially subset data available via the Data Pool from the Direct Search Interface. The Data Pool HEG services are completed prior to product distribution, and may be applied only to products in the Data Pool.
The following tables summarize LP DAAC Data Pool HEG capabilities and available outputs for supported instruments.
|Format Conversion||HDF-EOS or GeoTiff|
|Projection Conversion||UTM, Geographic, Polar Stereographic, Sinusoidal|
|Spatial Subsetting||Only for MODIS data|
Terra MODIS Grid
Aqua MODIS Grid
|HDF No-Change (Original)||X||X||X|
|HDF Polar Stereographic||X||X||X|
|GeoTiff Polar Stereographic||X||X||X|
|HDF UTM (North-Up)||X||X||X|
|GeoTiff UTM (North-Up)||X||X||X|