MODIS Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) SIPS
NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Adaptive Processing System (MODAPS) Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS), located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, processes data from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. MODIS SIPS products include data in 36 spectral bands for land/cloud/aerosols, atmospheric water vapor, surface/cloud temperature, and cloud top altitude to help improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. The products generated by MODAPS SIPS are archived by NASA's Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System Distributed Active Archive Center (LAADS DAAC), Land Processes DAAC (LP DAAC) and National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC).
Ocean-related products from MODIS are produced by NASA's Ocean Data Processing System SIPS (ODPS SIPS).
Evelyn Ho, NASA Official
NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project supports data processing by providing SIPS. Most of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) standard products are produced at facilities under the direct control of the instrument Principal Investigators/Team Leaders (PIs/TLs) or their designees. The SIPS are geographically distributed across the United States and are generally, but not necessarily, collocated with the PIs/TLs’ Scientific Computing Facilities (SCFs). Products produced at the SIPS using investigator-provided systems and software are sent to the appropriate DAACs for archival and distribution. Level 0 Data Products and Ancillary Data that begin the processing sequence are stored at the DAACs and retrieved by the SIPS.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM EST