MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) SIPS
The MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) SIPS, located at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, processes data from the MODIS instrument on the EOS Terra and EOS Aqua missions. The MODIS SIPS products include data in 36 spectral bands for land/cloud/aerosols, atmospheric water vapor, surface/cloud temperature, and cloud top altitude to help improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. The products generated by MODAPS SIPS are archived by NASA's Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC) and National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC.
Ocean-related products from MODIS are produced by NASA's Ocean Data Processing System (ODPS) SIPS.
Evelyn Ho, NASA Official
The ESDIS Project supports data processing by providing Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS). Most of the EOS standard products are produced at facilities under the direct control of the instrument Principal Investigators/Team Leaders (PIs/TLs) or their designees. The SIPS are geographically distributed across the United States and are generally, but not necessarily, collocated with the PIs/TLs’ Scientific Computing Facilities (SCFs). Products produced at the SIPS using investigator-provided systems and software are sent to appropriate DAACs for archival and distribution. Level 0 Data Products and Ancillary Data that begin the processing sequence are stored at the DAACs and retrieved by the SIPS.
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM EDT