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Sensing Snow Cover

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument's Snow Cover product shows the percent of snow cover over land and inland water bodies. Blue colors indicate 1-30% snow cover; orange/red colors indicate 80-100% snow cover.

MODIS Snow Cover Product

The MODIS Snow Cover product is available from both the Terra (MOD10) and Aqua (MYD10) satellites. These data are available through NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC).


The Earth Observing System Data and Information System is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources—satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs.

Snow in Sicily!

Image captured on 12 January 2017 by the VIIRS instrument, on board the Suomi NPP satellite. Snow cover data taken from the MODIS instrument, on board the Terra satellite.

Brahmaputra River, India

Image captured on 9 January 2017 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Terra satellite.

NASA EOSDIS 2016 Data User Profile Yearbook Released!

NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is pleased to announce the 2016 EOSDIS Data User Profile Yearbook.

Data Chat: Kevin Murphy

Talking about NASA’s EOSDIS Earth science data collection with NASA Program Executive Kevin Murphy

Where the wetlands are

A new map breaks down conservation borders.

User Profile: Dr. Xiaofeng Li

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Xiaofeng Li, to study atmospheric and oceanic processes.

EOSDIS releases new Handbook

EOSDIS releases the EOSDIS Handbook with the purpose of describing EOSDIS’s functions, architecture and information model.

Earthdata Developer Portal

The newly released Earthdata Developer Portal is for application developers who wish to build applications that search, access, and browse NASA’s Earth science data.

Tracking Ocean Currents from Space: A New Application of GRACE Data

A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use measurements from NASA's GRACE mission to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents.

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