Release of AppEEARS Version 1.7: MODIS Snow Cover Data now Available

Jan 25, 2017

Version 1.7 of the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEEARS) has been released. In collaboration with the National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), this release provides the availability of eight Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover data products. The newly available products are:

  • Version 5 and Version 6 Snow Cover Daily Level 3 Global 500 meter, Gridded (MOD10A1, MYD10A1)
  • Version 5 and Version 6 Snow Cover 8-Day Level 3 Global 500 meter, Gridded(MOD10A2, MYD10A2)

About AρρEEARS:

AρρEEARS enables users to input geographic coordinates, such as field study sites or flux towers, and receive analysis-ready data in return from more than 100 Earth science remote sensing data products.

AρρEEARS also provides interactive visualizations - including time series and scatter plots - and allows users to preview and interact with their query results before downloading them. In addition to the plots, users are able to view quality information and pixel values in a sortable table.

Step-by-step instructions for how to use AρρEEARS and a full listing of products available can be found on the AppEEARS Help page. Check out this short YouTube video to learn more about AppEEARS. Additional resources for using AρρEEARS and its services are available on the LP DAAC E-Learning page. For questions, contact LP DAAC User Services (

To learn more about MODIS snow cover data, visit the NSIDC DAAC.