Workshop on ASTER and MODIS Data for Land Surface Studies

July 08, 2004
By: LP DAAC

September 14 17, 2004U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This is a 3 1/2-day workshop to provide hands-on experience with methods for data access, processing, and analysis of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission/Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) land data products.

Who is this Workshop for? Research and applications scientists from natural resource and land management Federal government agencies who have current or anticipated needs for the use of satellite remotely sensed data. The Workshop will focus on terrestrial geology, biology, hydrology, and geography from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Workshop Description
The Workshop will cover an overview of ASTER and MODIS data product characteristics, methods of data access and retrieval, and interactive data analysis. These topics will be presented through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer-based exercises, as summarized in the preliminary schedule. Some experience with digital image analysis or geographic information systems (GIS) software is desirable.

Workshop Location
The Workshop will be held at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) located approximately 10 miles north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (http://edc.usgs.gov/). EROS hosts the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) in support of NASAs Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

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Contact the LP DAAC Customer Services with your questions.

Please visit the Land Processes DAAC Web site for more information on the available ASTER and MODIS products.

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