How to Access NASA ASTER and MODIS Data with Earth Explorer Tool


Published: May 1, 2014

The purpose of this webinar is to provide the viewer with information about NASA MODIS and ASTER data holdings and to showcase how to access these data products by using the user-friendly Earth Explorer Tool. The USGS EarthExplorer (EE) tool provides users the ability to query, search, and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products from several sources, including the USGS and NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center(LP DAAC). In addition to data from the Landsat missions and a variety of other data providers, EE also provides access to NASA land processes data- MODIS land data products from the NASA Terra and Aqua missions, and ASTER level-1B data products over the U.S. and Territories.

Relevant Products

Product Long Name
ASTGTM.002 ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model
AST_L1B.003 ASTER L1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor
MYD13A1.006 MODIS/Aqua Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid


Name Filters Description
USGS EarthExplorer Browse Image Preview, Search

The EarthExplorer (EE) user interface, developed by the United States Geo…