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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


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


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


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…

Aug 08, 2007


The current ASTER DEM production software has a water detection option. The default option is "water = on," but users may select "water = off."

The default option generally produces satisfactory results. However, anomalous results have …

May 29, 2007

Combined MODIS

Unlike MODIS V004 MOD43, the V005 BRDF, Albedo, and NBAR products are known as MCD43. Both Terra and Aqua data are used in the generation of the new V005 products, providing the highest probability for quality input data and designating them as "MCD,…

May 08, 2007


On May 9, 2007, the LP DAAC began offering ASTER On-Demand Level-2 and Level-3 products through GloVis. Additionally, all ASTER products on GloVis now include a DVD media ordering option. ASTER products requested via FTP cost $80 (US) per granule and $91 …

Apr 05, 2007


The University of Maryland MODIS Land Science Computing Facility would like to make the following statement concerning the version of MOD44B (Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF)) that has been distributed since February 7, 2007 (MOD44B.004).

The collection …

Mar 16, 2007

On March 28, 2007, the LP DAAC began offering DVD as an option for ASTER distribution. The DVD ordering option for ASTER will be available through the EOS Data Gateway (EDG). ASTER pricing on DVD media will be $91 (US) per granule, with the exception of t…

Feb 26, 2007


On March 5, 2007, the LP DAAC started offering a new suite of ASTER Level-3 on-demand Orthorectified Image products. An orthorectified image is similar to a map with near-vertical views for every location. These products are generated using ASTER Level-1A…

Jan 08, 2007

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

(Author's Note 5/18/2020: MODIS Version 5 data have been decommissioned. Users are encouraged to visit the Data Catalog to see the latest version of MODIS data products.)

MODIS began processing Terra, Aqua, and Combined data acquisitions from January …