Image from TERRA
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:56 EDT

NASA's Terra satellite looked at water vapor and cloud top temperatures when it passed over the recently strengthened Typhoon Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:29 EDT

The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:38 EDT

After Tropical Storm Yagi made landfall in China, NASA's Aqua satellite saw the storm was moving inland and dropping heavy rainfall.

MODIS Data

The MODIS website informs a broad audience about MODIS data and products.

MODIS image of Great Britain

MODIS data are are available from several archives:

MODIS Data Products For Novice Data Users

  • TerraLook – provides access to satellite images for users that may lack prior experience with remote sensing or Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

MODIS Data Products For Professional Data Users

  • MODIS Data Products (detailed descriptions and ordering information listed with product)
  • MODIS Direct Broadcast Centers – the Terra MODIS instrument was one of the first satellites to constantly broadcast data for anyone with the right equipment and software to download, free of charge

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