Choosing a Data Access Tool: LP DAAC Data Pool and DAAC2Disk


Published: Aug. 30, 2016

This video focuses on the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center’s (LP DAAC) Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. The Data Pool provides direct access to the publicly available data products from the LP DAAC archive. DAAC2Disk enables users to download multiple data products from the Data Pool using a web-based interface, as a script executed from the command line. Data products accessible from Data Pool include those collected by the Aqua and Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors, the Terra Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor, and many more. This video answers common user driven questions about Data Pool and DAAC2Disk. Note: The DAAC2Disk Web-Based Interface has since been retired. However, users can still access the DAAC2Disk Utility.

Relevant Products

Product Long Name
MOD09GA.006 MODIS/Terra Surface Reflectance Daily L2G Global 1 km and 500 m SIN Grid


Name Filters Description
Data Pool Direct Download

The Data Pool is the publicly available portion of the LP DAAC online hol…

DAAC2Disk Utility Direct Download

The LP DAAC2Disk download manager allows users to simplify the search and…