Shipping

In polar regions, near real-time (NRT) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images provided by Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) are routinely used by the Polar Geospatial Center, in combination with other data, to provide up to date information on ice conditions to ships and research vessels.

Potentially useful data sets: MODIS Corrected Reflectance True Color and Bands 3-6-7, MODIS Sea Ice, Brightness Temperature (Band 31 day and night)

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Shipping Antartica

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By combining information from MODIS Bands 3-6-7, it is possible to differentiate sea ice from clouds. Red shades indicate ice, while tan and white shades indicate clouds. Such information can be used in conjunction with other data, to provide ships in the Antarctic with up-to-date information on sea ice conditions which are used to help ships safely plot their course through icy waters.

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MYD29 10.5067/MODIS/MYD29.NRT.006
L2 Sea Ice Extent, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Sea Ice Browse N/A
MOD09GHK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GHK_NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 3-6-7
MOD09GQK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GQK_NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 3-6-7
MYD021KM 10.5067/MODIS/MYD021KM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 1km
L1B Radiances Browse Band 31
MYD02HKM 10.5067/MODIS/MYD02HKM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 500m
Band 31
MYD02QKM 10.5067/MODIS/MYD02QKM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 250m
Band 31
MYD02SSH 10.5067/MODIS/MYD02SSH_NRT.006
L1B Subsampled Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 5km
N/A Band 31

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse Comments
MOD29 10.5067/MODIS/MOD29_NRT.006
Sea Ice Extent, 5-Min Swath 1km
L2 Sea Ice Browse
N/A
MOD09GHK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GHK_NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 500m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 3-6-7
MOD09GQK 10.5067/MODIS/MOD09GHK_NRT.006
L2G Surface Reflectance – Daily 250m
N/A Bands 1-4-3 & 3-6-7
MOD021KM 10.5067/MODIS/MOD021KM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 1km
L1B Radiances Browse Band 31
MOD02HKM 10.5067/MODIS/MOD02HKM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 500m
L1B Radiances Browse Band 31
MOD02QKM 10.5067/MODIS/MOD02QKM_NRT.006
L1B Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 250m
L1B Radiances Browse
Band 31
MOD02SSH 10.5067/MODIS/MOD02SSH_NRT.006
L1B Subsampled Calibrated Radiances, 5-Min Swath 5km
N/A Band 31

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 at 12:45 PM EDT