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Aftermath of a Fall Blizzard

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aqua image, acquired on November 18, 2015 shows the Rocky Mountains following a powerful weather system that dropped more than 0.3 meters (12 inches) of snow along portions of the Front Range. Wind gusts of 112 km/hr (70 mph) and higher were measured during this early-season blizzard.

NASA's Workhorse Instrument

MODIS is a key instrument aboard NASA's Terra (1999 launch) and Aqua (2002 launch) Earth observing satellites. MODIS provides observations for the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands. MODIS and other remote sensing data are improving our understanding of Earth's interrelated systems.


The Earth Observing System Data and Information System is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources—satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs.

Agricultural fields in southern Vietnam

Image captured on 27 December 2015 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Terra satellite.

My Really Awesome Event

Event Dates: April 11, 2017-April 12, 2016

This is an event that's really cool and everyone should check it out.

Something Happening!

Event Date: March 1, 2016

Grand Canyon, AZ

Image captured on 12 February 2016 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Near Real-Time VIIRS Products Now Available through LANCE

VIIRS I-band (375 m) Active Fire and Corrected Reflectance products are the newest near real-time products available through LANCE.

User Profile: Dr. Christian Kummerow

​Who uses NASA Earth science data? He does, to study the water budget.

Heart of drought

A mighty forest fades in the Congo.

Visit the New NASA Sea Level Change Portal!

Features up-to-date NASA sea level change research, science and news

Global Sentinel-1A Data Available from ASF DAAC

On October 16, 2015, the United States of America (US) State Department and the European Commission (EC), signed a Cooperation Arrangement on Earth Observation data.

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