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Jun 28, 2009

Terra ASTER

(Author's Note 5/18/2020: Terra ASTER Global DEM Version 3 is now available. Please read this news announcement for more information: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/news/nasa-and-meti-release-aster-global-dem-version-3/ )


Announcement: METI and NASA Release …

Jun 21, 2009

Combined MODIS

The MODIS Science Team has notified us regarding a problem with all existing MODIS Terra + Aqua Land Cover Type L3 Global 500 m V005 products (Shortname: MCD12Q1). The problem relates to pixels within tiles that are on the edge of the MODIS Sinusoidal gri…

May 11, 2009

Combined MODIS

We recently discovered that sporadic tiles of the MODIS V005 Global Land Cover Type product (Short name MCD12Q1) contain anomalous class values outside the specified range (0–11, 255) in the “Land Cover Type 5: Plant Functional Type (PFT) Scheme.” We are …

Mar 17, 2009

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra ASTER Terra MODIS

On March 18, 2009, the Land Processes (LP) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) ceased offering standard media options for MODIS and ASTER data products. Standard media options, with a limited inventory, include DVD and DLT for MODIS, and DVD for ASTE…

Mar 12, 2009

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

The LP DAAC has retired the majority of its V004 MODIS data collections. The only V004 products retained include certain Special Collections, and those that comprise the Golden Month. The primary default collections include V005 for all products, and V041…

Feb 26, 2009

Beginning March 1, 2009, the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) will change its product return policy to 30 days from the date of shipment for unsatisfactory product orders. The previous return period allowed was 60 days. Please re…

Feb 24, 2009

LP DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of the MRTWeb 2.0, which combines the capabilities of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) and the standalone MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT). Users may select any of the gridded level-2, 3, or -4 M…

Nov 05, 2008

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

The Collection-4 MODIS products (Version 004) are scheduled for decommissioning from the LP DAAC archives beginning January 31, 2009. The following version 004 products are slated for retention:

  • All MODIS version 004 Golden Month products
  • All MODIS version …
Jun 18, 2008

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

The Collection-5 (C5) reprocessing of MODIS land products, which started in September 2006 was completed in May 2008. This marks the replacement of the entire MODIS record from February 2000 to present with data produced with updated, refined, and validat…

Jun 04, 2008

Terra ASTER

LP DAAC uses the Science Scalable Scripts-based Science Processor for Missions (S4PM) processing system to produce all ASTER Level-1, -2, and -3 products. Currently, all ASTER Level-1 and -2 products are only available in the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF…

May 20, 2008

Terra ASTER

Change in Status Alert - January 13, 2009

ASTER SWIR detectors are no longer functioning due to anomalously high SWIR detector temperatures. ASTER SWIR data acquired since April 2008 are not useable, and show saturation of values and severe striping. All a…

Mar 12, 2008

The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Admi…

Feb 05, 2008

LP DAAC is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of the MODIS Reprojection Tool, MRT 4.0. Platform-specific install packages of the new software will be available for download beginning February 13, including Macintosh and Linux-64.

An upda…

Oct 30, 2007

Users of the LP DAAC MODIS Extract Tool, who run the tool against the LP DAAC Data Pool for data collection, should update their script for a machine name change. To do this, users need to update their MODExtract script from the machine name e0dps01 to e4…

Oct 01, 2007

Terra ASTER

During the period October 2-7, 2007, new ASTER data collection will be interrupted due to required engineering activity involving the ASTER SWIR subsystem on the Terra spacecraft. It is possible that this interruption may extend for longer than this perio…