Image from TERRA
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:52 EDT

Dozens of fires were burning on Cuba on April 04, 2019, and were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:06 EDT

Kansas has a ritual in the springtime--the annual burning of the tallgrass prairies.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:11 EST

Australia's record-breaking summer heat is contributing to the outbreak of bushfires in the Victoria territory.

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

MODIS in the News