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Dec 06, 2021

NASA Earthdata Search HLS

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) will be decommissioning the Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) Version 1.5 data products on January 3, 2022. These products will no longer be available for search and download from the LP…

Dec 02, 2021

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Geostationary Earth Orbit Land Surface Temperature (GEOLST4KHR)…

Nov 15, 2021

GEDI

The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Version 2 Level 1B Geolocated Waveform Data, Level 2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data, and Level 2B Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Data …

Nov 10, 2021

Aqua MODIS

On March 18, 2021, Aqua completed all mission maneuvers related to maintaining a 1:30 mean local time (MLT) equator crossing and 705 km orbit altitude. In July 2021, Aqua began drifting to a later MLT. In January 2022, Aqua will begin its constellation ex…

Nov 09, 2021

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

The forward processing of Version 6 (V006) MODIS land data products is planned to continue through late 2022. Due to the successful implementation of improved Version 6.1 (V061) algorithms for all core MODIS land products, plans are being developed for th…

Nov 08, 2021

Combined MODIS

MODAPS has implemented a code fix for the MODIS/Terra+Aqua Burned Area Monthly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid Version 6.1 (MCD64A1) data product to correct an error that caused burned grid cells on the edge of certain tiles to be reclassified as unburned.

The MC…

Nov 04, 2021

AppEEARS Data Pool USGS EarthExplorer OPeNDAP ECOSTRESS

The distribution of ECOSTRESS Level 3 and 4 products from August 22, 2021 to present have been temporarily suspended. On August 22, 2021, the acquisition and handling of the Landsat Collection 2 QA_Pixel flag experienced multiple issues within the process…

Nov 03, 2021

Terra ASTER Terra MODIS

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio illustrates how the Terra Orbit Drift will impact Terra ASTER and Terra MODIS land data products as the satellite moves closer to Earth.

Terra has orbited Earth for over twenty years collecting data important to Earth…

Nov 02, 2021

GEDI

The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Version 2 Level 1B Geolocated Waveform Data, Level 2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data, and Level 2B Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Data …

Oct 19, 2021

Terra MODIS

The Terra flight operations team conducted Terra’s last inclination adjust maneuver to maintain Terra’s orbit in February 2020. The inclination adjust maneuvers were used to control the platform’s 10:30 AM mean local time (MLT) equator crossing. Terra wil…

Oct 14, 2021


The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral, and Thermal Imager (G-LiHT) LiDAR Point Cloud (GLLIDARPC) product. The purpose of G-LiHT’s LiDAR Point Cloud data product is to provide LiDAR return data, including thr…

Oct 14, 2021

Combined MODIS

MODAPS has suspended the production of the MODIS/Terra+Aqua Burned Area Monthly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid Version 6.1 (MCD64A1) data product. It was discovered that the V6.1 code did not have a necessary correction to fix an error that caused burned grid c…

Sep 21, 2021

Terra ASTER Terra MODIS

A reset of the Terra Solid State Recorder (SSR) to recover the on-board memory lost from Printed Wire Assembly (PWA) anomalies during the mission period is scheduled to start DOY 265 (9/22/21) at 11:00z and is expected to go into early DOY 266 (9/23/21). …

Sep 17, 2021

GEDI

The LP DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Version 2 Level 1B Geolocated Waveform Data, Level 2A Elevation and Height Metrics Data, and Level 2B Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Data …

Sep 02, 2021

AppEEARS

Version 2.64 of the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS) has been released. This release includes the following:

  • The AρρEEARS team has updated several software library dependencies used by the AρρEEARS processing softw…