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 using near real-time (NRT) data and imagery that are made available much quicker than routine processing allows.
Most data products are available within 3 hours from satellite observation. 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: May 3, 2022 at 2:18 PM EDT
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