More MODIS: MODIS Collection 6 Near Real-Time Products Now Available
Near real-time (NRT) products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Collection 6 are now available through NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). MODIS NRT Collection 5 and Collection 6 data will both be available until Collection 5 NRT products are retired later in 2016.
The release of MODIS Collection 6 data products is part of a major reprocessing of the entire MODIS data archive to generate standard data products with calibration enhancements, algorithm refinements, and upstream product improvements. MODIS Collection 6 will fully replace the current Collection 5 over the next year.
The MODIS standard data products that are being reprocessed are created using the best available ancillary, calibration, and ephemeris information, and are designed for scientific research. MODIS NRT products, on the other hand, are not reprocessed, but are generated using Collection 6 algorithms after Collection 6 standard products are produced.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT