LANCE: NASA Near Real-Time Data and Imagery
Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE)
NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) supports users interested in monitoring a wide variety of natural and man-made phenomena.
LANCE is now 10 years old - take a look at 10 LANCE milestones over the past decade.
Near real-time (NRT) data and imagery from the following instruments are available much quicker than routine processing allows:
|Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Terra|
|Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) on Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Global Change Observation Mission-Water 1 (GCOM-W1)|
|Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (LIS ISS)|
|Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on Terra|
|Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) on Aura|
|Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Aqua and Terra|
|Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) on Terra|
|Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on Aura|
|Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) on the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP)|
|Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS-Land) on Suomi NPP and NOAA-20|
|Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite - Atmosphere (VIIRS-Atmosphere) on Suomi NPP and NOAA-20|
- Overview of Near Real-Time Imagery
- Worldview Snapshots
- Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS)
Most data products are available within 3 hours from satellite observation. NRT imagery are generally available 3-5 hours after observation. If latency is not a primary concern, users are encouraged to use the standard science products, which are created using the best available ancillary, calibration and ephemeris information.
Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
FIRMS, part of LANCE, distributes NRT active fire data within 3 hours of satellite observation from both MODIS and VIIRS. The active fire / hotspot data are available to view in FIRMS Global Fire Map, FIRMS US/Canada or in NASA’s Worldview. They can also be delivered as fire email alerts or downloaded in one of the following formats: SHP, KML, TXT or as Web Services.
Page Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021 at 1:45 PM EDT
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