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Clouds over Flores Island, Indonesia

MODIS; aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Indonesia and captured this true-color image of spectacular clouds rising over the landscape.

Tropical Cyclone Alessia (02S) over Australia

The first storm of the Australian region's cyclone season threatened Australia’s Top End in late November 2013.

Plume from Sakura-jima, southern Japan

On November 23, 2013 violent eruptions shook Japan’s Sakura-jima volcano.

Tropical Storm Issac

In late August 2012, Tropical Storm Isaac hovered over the Caribbean Sea, taking aim at populated areas. At 2:00 p.m. EDT on August 23, shortly after MODIS took this picture, the U.S.

Fires and smoke in western United States

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of the fires on August 13, 2012.

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Terra MODIS experienced a data loss on 2012/093 15:57:34 to 16:08:15 due to an SSR PWA Anomaly. Lost data may be recoverable from Direct Broadcast data.

Aqua performed a successful lunar calibration on 04/02/11 (2012/093).
Loss of pointing accuracy times: 18:58:07 - 19:22:33

Monday, April 02, 2012
Lunar Roll Maneuver (-5.1001 degree roll)
2012/093 17:59:41 MCL MOD_OA03_FR_DAY_RATE
2012/093 18:45:45 MCL MOD_OA03_FR_NIGHT_RATE (03:23 early)
2012/093 19:05:24-19:12:10 MOD_OA08_ROLL_MAN
2012/093 19:41:58 MCL MOD_OA03_FR_DAY_RATE (03:23 late)
2012/093 20:28:02 MCL MOD_OA03_FR_NIGHT_RATE

"Workshop to discuss the Aqua MODIS Cold Focal Plane Assembly (CFPA) temperature control", April 25, 2012 1-3 PM (EDT) via webex/telecon.
For futher details, please contact Brian Wenny.

The MODIS Science Team Meeting will be held in Silverspring, MD on May 7-9, 2012. The following link provides the registration details.

Non-recoverable data loss for Aqua due to contact/playback errors.

2012/048 02:23:25 - 02:23:36 (02/17/12)

MODIS Characterization Support Team

The 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).

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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.


Current L1B LUT Versions:

Terra C6:; Terra C6.1:; Aqua C6:; Aqua C6.1:

Tags: L1B Product

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