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Ocean Data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (originally known as EOS AM-1) and Aqua (originally known as EOS PM-1) satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon. Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications). These data will improve our understanding of global dynamics and processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere. MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment.

Terra
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group; (2014): MODIS-Terra Ocean Color Data; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/TERRA/MODIS_OC.2014.0
Accessed on 07/28/2015.

Aqua
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group; (2014): MODIS-Aqua Ocean Color Data; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AQUA/MODIS_OC.2014.0
Accessed on 07/28/2015.

Data and Resource

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Mean Monthly Sea Surface Temperature (°C) for 2010-2019 - MODIS

This dataset contains rasters and a metadata…

Field Value
Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 01 September 2021
Release Date 21 July 2021
Homepage URL https://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Identifier d5dd3633-fdb2-4b5c-8023-1b79d4648d89
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Shannell Frazier, NASA Official
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Atmosphere and Climate, Land, Coastal and Marine