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

Feb 08, 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 available for search and download from the LP DAAC.

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.

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.

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

Please contact LP DAAC User Services ( for further questions.