An Introduction to the NASA AppEEARS Area Sampler


Published: Nov. 9, 2018

This short video provides a quick demonstration of the Area Sample using the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS). AppEEARS provides a simple and efficient way to subset, transform, and visualize geospatial data distributed from a variety of federal archives. The following topics are discussed in the video: how to submit an Area Sample request, how to visualize the request output, and how to download the output data.

AppEEARS can be accessed by visiting AppEEARS is hosted by the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs. It operates as a partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Relevant Products

Product Long Name
MOD11A2.006 MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature/Emissivity 8-Day L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid
MOD13Q1.006 MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 250 m SIN Grid
MOD14A2.006 MODIS/Terra Thermal Anomalies/Fire 8-Day L3 Global 1 km SIN Grid


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AppEEARS Decode Quality, Order, Search, Subset

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