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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: https://mcst.gsfc.nasa.gov/mcst-meetings

Note to Users:
A Collection 5 QA update beginning on 02/27/13 changed the status of Terra Band 5 Detector 4 in L1B data to 'Inoperable' from 'Noisy' at the request of the science team to correct a known striping issue for higher level products that uses this Band. The QA status for this detector is 'Inoperable' for the entire mission dataset in Collection 6.

Terra non-recoverable data losses due to contact errors:
2013/ 025/01:05:13 - 025/ 01:05:17

The next MODIS Science Team Meeting will be held April 15-17, 2013 at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Silver Spring, MD. Information regarding registration, logistics, and agendas will be posted when they become available.

Terra non-recoverable data losses due to contact errors:
• 2012/296 05:30:49-05:31:04 (10/22/12)
• 2012/300 04:23:54-04:26:38 (10/26/12)

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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 LUT Versions:

Terra C6: 6.1.26.40; Terra C6.1: 6.2.2.38; Aqua C6: 6.1.37.42; Aqua C6.1: 6.2.1.38