Decommissioning of MODIS Version 5 Land Data Products on April 9, 2018 - Second Notice

Mar 12, 2018

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) will be decommissioning the MODIS Version 5 land data products starting April 9, 2018.This will include all Terra MODIS, Aqua MODIS, and the combined Terra+Aqua MODIS datasets with the exception of the Land Cover products (MCD12s). Remaining MODIS Version 4 datasets will be decommissioned as well.These products will no longer be distributed by the LP DAAC or available for download from NASA’s Earthdata Search, Data Pool, AppEEARS, or USGS EarthExplorer.

The improved MODIS Version 6 land datasets have been available for over a year, allowing the MODIS community to transition from the Version 5 products over that time.

User Guides and Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs) for the MODIS Version 5 land data products will be retained and available from the MODIS Archived Documentation web page.

Users are also advised, in addition to the standard Version 6 counterparts, there are new product suites available that were previously not available as Version 5.For reference, the MODIS Version 6 datasets are listed under the MODIS Products Table. Watch the MODIS Version 6 YouTube Playlist to learn more about these data.

MODIS Version 6 data are available for download through the LP DAAC Data Pool, DAAC2Disk, AppEEARS, and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

Please contact LP DAAC User Services ( for further questions.