Long Term Archive
MODIS image from Terra, Fires in Florida
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is one of a number of instruments carried on board the Terra platform, which was launched in December 1999. MODIS provides continuous global coverage every one to two days, and collects data from 36 spectral bands (band designations). Two bands (1-2) have a resolution of 250 meters. Five bands (3-7) have a resolution of 500 meters. The remaining bands (8-36) have a resolution of 1000 meters. The swath width for MODIS is 2,330 kilometers.
The following datasets are available:
For a complete list of the available MODIS land products and detailed descriptions, see LP DAAC MODIS Data Products.
All LP DAAC MODIS products are provided in HDF-EOS format, and the file size will vary from 50 Mb to 1.2 Gb. The data is distributed via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Note: Instrument Data (Level 1A/1B) is archived and distributed by LAADS Web.
All MODIS data are currently available at no charge.
For information on how to cite USGS data plus guidance on usage restrictions,
please see our Data Citations and Use page at https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/citation.
Long Term Archive User Services
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