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Moderate resolution imaging spectro radiometer MODIS

Description / purpose

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (originally known as EOS AM-1) and Aqua (originally known as EOS PM-1) satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon. Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications). These data will improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment.

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Type Title Description Impact
Link Modis Website tral portal for MODIS data 6 views

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ATLAS TRACT (), BACON ISLAND (), BETHEL ISLAND (), BIG BREAK (), BISHOP TRACT/DLIS-14 (), BIXLER TRACT (), BOULDIN ISLAND (), BRACK TRACT (), BRADFORD ISLAND (), BRANNAN-ANDRUS (), BROWNS ISLAND (), BYRON TRACT (), CACHE HAAS AREA (), CANAL RANCH TRACT (), CENTRAL STOCKTON (), CHIPPS ISLAND (), CLIFTON COURT FOREBAY (), CONEY ISLAND (), DEAD HORSE ISLAND (), DECKER ISLAND (), DLIS-01 (PITTSBURG AREA) (), DLIS-02 (ANTIOCH AREA) (), DLIS-03 (LOWER SHERMAN ISLAND) (), DLIS-04 (WEST ISLAND) (), DLIS-05 (DONLON ISLAND) (), DLIS-06 (OAKLEY AREA) (), DLIS-07 (KNIGHTSEN AREA) (), DLIS-08 (DISCOVERY BAY AREA) (), DLIS-09 (BYRON AREA) (), DLIS-10 (), DLIS-12 (PARADISE CUT) (), DLIS-18 (), DLIS-19 (GRIZZLY SLOUGH AREA) (), DLIS-20 (YOLO BYPASS) (), DLIS-21 (), DLIS-22 (RIO VISTA) (), DLIS-23 (GEORGIANA OXBOW) (), DLIS-37 (CHADBOURNE AREA) (), DLIS-41 (JOICE ISLAND AREA) (), DLIS-42 (PEYTONIA ECO PRSRV) (), DLIS-44 (HILL SLOUGH UNIT) (), DLIS-62 (), DLIS-63 (GRIZZLY ISLAND AREA) (), DLIS-64 (), DLIS 15-17 Lodi (), DLIS 25-27 (Morrow Island) (), DLIS 28-36 (), DLIS 38-40 (), DLIS 43,45 (Potrero Hills Area) (), DLIS 46-61 (), DREXLER POCKET (), DREXLER TRACT (), DUTCH SLOUGH (), EGBERT TRACT (), EHRHEARDT CLUB (), EMPIRE TRACT (), FABIAN TRACT (), FAY ISLAND (), GLANVILLE (), GLIDE DISTRICT (), GRAND ISLAND (), HASTINGS TRACT (), HOLLAND TRACT (), HOLT STATION (), HONKER BAY (), HONKER LAKE TRACT (), HOTCHKISS TRACT (), IDA ISLAND (), JERSEY ISLAND (), JONES TRACT (LOWER AND UPPER) (), KASSON DISTRICT (), KING ISLAND (), KINGS ISLAND (), LIBBY MCNEIL (), LIBERTY ISLAND (), LISBON DISTRICT (), LITTLE EGBERT TRACT (), FRANKS TRACT (), LITTLE MANDEVILLE ISLAND (), LONG ISLAND (), LOWER ROBERTS ISLAND (), MAINTENANCE AREA 9 NORTH (), MAINTENANCE AREA 9 SOUTH (), MANDEVILLE ISLAND (), MCCORMACK-WILLIAMSON TRACT (), MCDONALD ISLAND (), MCMULLIN RANCH (), MEDFORD ISLAND (), MEIN'S LANDING (), MERRITT ISLAND (), MIDDLE & UPPER ROBERTS ISLAND (), MILDRED ISLAND (), MOSSDALE ISLAND (), NETHERLANDS (), NEW HOPE TRACT (), NORTH STOCKTON (), PALM-ORWOOD (), PARADISE JUNCTION (), PEARSON DISTRICT (), PESCADERO DISTRICT (), PETERS POCKET (), PICO-NAGLEE (), PROSPECT ISLAND (), QUIMBY ISLAND (), RANDALL ISLAND (), RECLAMATION DISTRICT 17 (), RINDGE TRACT (), RIO BLANCO TRACT (), RIVER JUNCTION (), ROUGH AND READY ISLAND (), RYER ISLAND (), SHERMAN ISLAND (), SHIMA TRACT (), SHIN KEE TRACT (), STARK TRACT (), STATEN ISLAND (), STEWART TRACT (), SUNRISE CLUB (), SUTTER ISLAND (), TERMINOUS TRACT (), TWITCHELL ISLAND (), TYLER ISLAND (), UNION ISLAND EAST (), UNION ISLAND WEST (), UPPER ANDRUS ISLAND (), VEALE TRACT (), VENICE ISLAND (), VICTORIA ISLAND (), WALNUT GROVE (), WALTHALL (), WEBB TRACT (), WEST SACRAMENTO (), WETHERBEE LAKE (), WINTER ISLAND (), WOODWARD ISLAND (), WRIGHT-ELMWOOD TRACT (), YOLANO ()

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