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10 years since Hurricane Katrina was seen by Terra MODIS

Sep
04

Terra MODIS continues to operate successfully for 15+ years providing valuable scientific measurements of the Earth's land, oceans and atmosphere. More information regarding the on-orbit performance of Terra MODIS can be found here:
Xiong, X., B. N. Wenny, A. Wu, A. Angal, X. Geng, H. Chen, J. Dodd, D. Link, S. Madhavan, N. Chen, et al., "Status of Terra MODIS operation, calibration, and performance ", Proc. SPIE 9218, Earth Observing Systems XIX, 92180O, 2014.

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MODIS Science Team Meeting, May 2015 presentations available

Sep
04

The presentations from the MODIS Science Team Meeting, May-2015 are available at the following location: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/meetings/201505/index.php

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Aqua MODIS CFPA Workshop, April 22 2015

Apr
24

MCST arranged a workshop (via telecon) to discuss the status, impact on science products and way forward in regards to the Aqua CFPA temperature issue. The presentation can be found in the following location: http://mcst.gsfc.nasa.gov/mcst-meetings

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Terra Band 36 Detector 7 (Product Order) QA change

Apr
22

Terra experienced an anomaly for B36/D7 beginning on 2015092.1740. After 2 weeks continually being in the anomaly state, the decision was made to change the QA flag for this detector from 'Noisy' to 'Inoperable'. All Band 36 detectors are currently flagged as Noisy.

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Registration for the MODIS & VIIRS Science Team Meeting now open

Apr
08

The MODIS and VIIRS Science Team Meeting will be held May 18-May 22, 2015 at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel in Silver Spring, MD. Information regarding registration, logistics, and agendas is now available here: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=MODI27E

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MODIS Characterization Support Team

MCST is dedicated to the production of a high quality MODIS calibration product. This product is a precursor to every geophysical science product. MCST works for the Science Team Leader and is responsible for developing and maintaining the calibration product (L1B algorithm).

Calibration

Collection 6 has been under development for a number of years. MCST, in consultation with representatives of the science disciplines, developed improvements to the calibration algorithms and methodolgies to handle known issues with the aging MODIS sensors. Summary talks of the proposed Collection 6 changes have been delivered at the MODIS science team meetings over the last few years.

L1B

Current L1B LUTs: Terra: Version 5.0.48.11 Aqua: Version 5.0.43.9