Drought

Agro-climatic monitoring programs and global food security risks are monitored using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) near real-time (NRT) data from Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). There are several global/regional scale systems in place that report on drought and food shortages including the USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

Potentially useful data sets: MODIS Corrected Reflectance True Color and Bands 7-2-1, MODIS Land Surface Reflectance bands 1-2-1, MODIS Snow Cover, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) precipitation (day and night). In Worldview, LANCE imagery can be overlaid with the following data sets from the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC): Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution (1985 - 2003), Flood Hazard-Mortality Risk and Flood Hazard Economic Risk.

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Drought SAmerica

Visualize NRT data related to Drought in Worldview

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MYD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands1-2-1
MYD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MYD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MYD10_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD10_L2.NRT.006
L2 Snow Cover, 5-Min Swath 500m
L2 Snow Cover Browse

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MOD09GA 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GA_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m and 1km
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD09GQ 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQ_NRT.006
L2G Light Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
L2G Surface Reflectance Browse Bands 1-4-3 & Bands 1-2-1
MOD10_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD10_L2.NRT.006
L2 Snow Cover, 5-Min Swath 500m
L2 Snow Cover Browse

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
AIRS2SUP_NRT.006
L2 support product using AIRS IR only N/A

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM EST