LANCE MODIS Collection 5 and 5.1 atmospheric products are being discontinued
LANCE MODIS Collection 5 and 5.1 atmospheric products are being discontinued effective 11 November 2016
LANCE MODIS Collection 6 serves to better model instrument calibration issues and trends. The MODIS Atmosphere Science Team first released Collection 6 science products in early 2014. Since that time, both Collection 6 and Collection 5.1 data products spanning Terra and Aqua missions have been produced and made available to researchers.
The Collection 5 MxD04_L2 product will not be discontinued on this date but will continue at least through to the end of November to give users additional time to transition to Collection 6.
Data product users are advised that a number of MODIS instrument calibration issues and trends continue to be investigated by the MODIS Characterization Support Team (http://mcst.gsfc.nasa.gov) as well as the science algorithm teams (http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/validation.html). Calibration issues and downstream product anomalies are being addressed. Reprocessing of recent Terra/MODIS data products is to be anticipated.
Collection 5 MODIS Land products are expected to be discontinued at the end of 2016.
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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2016 at 12:39 PM EDT