Catch up on the latest happenings from the LP DAAC.

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May 10, 2006


On May 24, 2006, the LP DAAC started offering ASTER Level-1 data sets as on-demand products. Two reasons are responsible for this change:

  • This action allows the LP DAAC to offer the entire ASTER Level-1A archive for Level-1B processing. Previously, we were…
Feb. 16, 2006

Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

Beginning February 2006, MODIS Land users will notice a new implementation of Quality information on the EDG. As granules are returned from a search, the "Results:Granule:Listing" page will now display links to three quality flags; this replaces…

Feb. 1, 2006

MODIS Reprojection Tool Swath (MRTSwath) Version 2.1 is now available via the distribution site. This release includes numerous enhancements as described in the release notes.

The MRTSwath software tool provides the capability to transform MODIS Level-1B a…

Jan. 25, 2006


Update: As of April 1, 2016 all ASTER Data are available at no charge.


NASA has directed the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at the…

Jan. 5, 2006

(Author's Note 5/19/2020: MRT has since been retired. Users are encouraged to use NASA Earthdata Search or AppEEARS. as an alternative to MRT.)

MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT) Version 3.3 is now available via the distribution site. This release includ…

Nov. 16, 2005

(Author's Note 5/19/2020: At the time of publishing these resources were available online, some resources may no longer be available.)

In accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Nati…

Aug. 1, 2005


Update: As of April 1, 2016 all ASTER data are available at no charge.

The LP DAAC announces NASA's new ASTER Data Pricing Policy.

Effective August 10, 2005, an $80 charge per granule (scene) for …

Aug. 1, 2005

The LP DAAC announces a clarification to NASA's policy on ASTER Redistribution.

ASTER data purchased through the LP DAAC have no restrictions on subsequent use, sale, or redistribution regardless of the date of purchase.

Two groups-NASA-funded researchers a…

July 29, 2005

The MODIS Data Pool Extraction Tool (MODextract) released previously has now been updated to support the Windows environment.

MODextract is a script that can be used to locate and retrieve MODIS Land Level-3 products from the LP DAAC Data Pool. MODextract …

July 26, 2005

Data Pool Aqua MODIS Combined MODIS Terra MODIS

The MODIS Data Pool @ LP DAAC was released on July 26, 2005 to enable access to LP DAAC MODIS Data Pool products via product type, tile, and map selections. Separate methods are offered for Tile Grid Products and Climate Modeling Grid Products.

The Data Po…

May 17, 2005

Since the start of the Terra mission, ASTER data have been transferred via tape shipments to collaborators in Japan for processing to Level 1, and then to LP DAAC for archiving and processing to Level 2. Improvements since the initial ground systems were …

May 17, 2005


Forward production of Terra and Aqua MODIS Land data products was temporarily halted due to the non-availability of NOAA's ozone daily product. The MODIS surface reflectance code (PGE11) has been modified to use either EPTOMS (Earth Probe Total Ozone…

May 12, 2005


NCEP/TOVS data in processing ASTER Level 2 On-Demand products. Since April 18, 2005, the NOAA TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) data produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) have contained errors due to satellite instru…

May 6, 2005


Due to the non-availability of NOAA's ozone daily product, the forward production of the TERRA and AQUA surface reflectance and its downstream products is on hold. The surface reflectance code (PGE11) has been modified to use EPTOMS and/or NCEP'…

April 27, 2005


To obtain an estimate of the next opportunities for ASTER to image a location on Earth, enter the latitude and longitude for your location and then select Forecast Possible ASTER Collection Times. The information returned is based on output from the NASA …