MODIS Land Global Browse Images

The MODIS Land Science Team has developed coarse 5km versions of selected products to enable synoptic quality assessment via the internet. The coarse spatial resolution products are projected into a global coordinate system defined with pixel sizes corresponding to 20km in the Hammer-Aitoff projection (except for the Sea Ice products that have 14.15km pixels defined in the Lambert Azimuthal projection). These global browse images are generated with fixed contrast stretching and color look-up tables to enable consistent temporal comparison. This web interface has been developed to support interactive selection of browse products and zooming and panning at 5km resolution. The global browse images available on this web site should not be used for scientific analyses. Full spatial resolution golden tile browse images are also available at select locations.

Note:

  • Every effort is being made to populate this web page with the browse images of C6 products in real time with the reprocessing in progress at MODAPS. Browse images could potentially contain data gaps and missing days at random since coarse resolution data of products could be received out of sequence at LDOPE and processed immediately. These data gaps or any image discrepancies should not be misconstrued as data loss or bad quality data, instead users are requested to check the "Known Issue page" for LDOPE's summary from review of data for data loss, production error and other quality issues.
  • Global browse images are not available for all MODIS Land products or all collections, please click here for the current browse availability information.

    C5 Sea_Ice: Image of "Ice Surface Temperature" will be displayed in place of Sea_Ice for night time since Sea_Ice is not retrieved for night time granules.

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    1. Select a satellite/collection:   Terra, Collection 6    Aqua Collection 6    Terra, Collection 5    Aqua Collection 5    Terra, Collection 61 (L1B only)    Aqua Collection 61 (L1B only)   
    2. Select Products:
    Daily:
    MOD02 (Top-of-the-atmosphere Radiance)
    MOD09 (Surface Reflectance)
    MOD09CMG (Surface Reflectance CMG)
    MOD09GA (Surface Reflectance, L2G)
    MOD09GQ (Surface Reflectance, L2G)
    MOD10 (Snow)
    MOD10A1 (Snow)
    MOD10C1 (Snow CMG)
    MOD11B1 (Surface Temprature)
    MOD11C1 (Surface Temprature)
    MOD21 (Surface Temprature)
    MOD21A1D (Surface Temprature, Day)
    MOD21A1N (Surface Temprature, Night)
    MOD14 (Fire)
    MOD14A1 (Fire)
    MOD14MOD09 (Fire on surface Reflectance)
    MOD15A1 (LAI/FPAR)
    MCD18A1 (Surface Radiation)
    MCD18A2 (Photosynthetically Active Radiation)
    MCD19A1 (Surface Reflectance)
    MCD19A2 (Aerosol Optical Thickness)
    MOD29 (Sea Ice)
    MOD29E1D (Sea Ice CMG)
    MODHDFSR (Filtered Surface Reflectance)
    MCD43A1 (16-day BRDF Isotropic Parameter)
    MCD43A3 (16-day Shortwave Broadband White-Sky Albedo)
    MCD43A4 (16-day Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance)
    MCD43C1 (16-day BRDF Isotropic Parameter CMG)
    MCD43C3 (16-day Shortwave Broadband White-Sky Albedo CMG)
    MCD43C4 (16-day Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Reflectance CMG)

        
    4/8-day:
    MCD15A3 (4-day LAI/FPAR)
    MCD19A3 (8-day Albedo)
    MOD09A1 (8-day Surface Reflectance)
    MOD09Q1 (8-day Surface Reflectance)
    MOD10A2 (8-day Snow)
    MOD10C2 (8-day Snow CMG)
    MOD11A2 (8-day Surface Temprature)
    MOD11B2 (8-day Surface Temprature)
    MOD11C2 (8-day Surface Temprature CMG)
    MOD21A2 (8-day Surface Temprature)
    MOD14A2 (8-day Fire)
    MCD15A2 (8-day LAI/FPAR)
    MOD15A2 (8-day LAI/FPAR)
    MOD16A2 (8-day Net Evapotranspiration)
    MOD17A2 (8-day PSN)



        
    16-day:
    MOD13A1 (16-day Vegetation Index)
    MOD13A2 (16-day Vegetation Index)
    MOD13Q1 (16-day Vegetation Index)
    MOD13C1 (16-day Vegetation Index CMG)

        
    Other n-day:
    MOD10CM (Monthly Snow CMG)
    MOD11B3 (Monthly Surface Temprature)
    MOD11C3 (Monthly Surface Temprature CMG)
    MOD13A3 (Monthly Vegetation Index)
    MOD13C2 (Monthly Vegetation Index CMG)
    MCD64A1 (Monthly Burened Area)
    MCD12Q1 (Annual Land Cover)
    MCD12Q2 (Annual Land Cover Dynamics)
    MCD12C1 (Annual Land Cover CMG)
    MOD16A3 (Annual Net Evapotranspiration)
    MOD17A3 (Annual Net Primary Productivity)
    MOD44B (Annual Vegetation Continuous Fields)




        

    3. Input Date Range (YYYYDDD):   Start Date    End Date      Click to view:  C55 browses   C51 browses   C41 browses (LST)     Calendar

    Terra, Collection 006

    Julian
    day
      L1B Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD02SSH)
    Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09)
    Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09CMG)
    Daily L2G Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09GA)
    Daily L2G Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,2,1
    (MOD09GQ)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10_L2)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10A1)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10C1)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (aggregated from 1km)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Day LST
    (day/night algorithm)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (aggregated from 1km)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (day/night algorithm)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Daytime Land
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD11C1)
    Daily Nighttime Land
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD11C1)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (MOD21)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (MOD21)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (MOD21A1D)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (MOD21A1N)
    Daily Daytime
    Active Fire Detection
    (MOD14)
    Daily Nighttime
    Active Fire Detection
    (MOD14)
    Daily
    Active Fire
    (MOD14A1)
    Daily Daytime
    Active Fire Detection
    over Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    (MOD14 over MOD09)
    Daily Fractional
    Photosynthetically
    Active Radiation
    (MOD15A1)
    Daily
    Leaf Area Index
    (MOD15A1)
    L3 Photosynthetically Active Radiation
    DSR
    MCD18A1
    L3 Photosynthetically Active Radiation
    PAR
    MCD18A2
    L2G Surface Reflectance
    Band 1,3,4
    MCD19A1
    L2G AOT
    Optical Depth 047
    MCD19A2
    L2G AOT
    Column WV
    MCD19A2
    Sea Ice
    By Surface Temperature
    (MOD29)
    Sea Ice
    By Surface Reflectance
    (MOD29)
    Daily Sea Ice
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD29E1D)
    Daily Sea Ice
    by Surface Reflectance
    (MOD29E1D)
    Daily
    Filtered Surface Reflectance
    (MODHDFSR)
    16-day BRDF
    Isotropic Parameter
    (MCD43A1)
    16-day
    Shortwave Broadband
    White-Sky Albedo
    (MCD43A3)
    16-day
    Nadir BRDF-Adjusted
    Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MCD43A4)
    16-day BRDF
    Isotropic Parameter
    (MCD43C1)
    16-day
    Shortwave Broadband
    White-Sky Albedo
    (MCD43C3)
    16-day
    Nadir BRDF-Adjusted
    Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MCD43C4)
    2018
    323
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    322
    11/18
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    2018
    321
    11/17
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    2018
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    11/16
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    2018
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    11/15
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    2018
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    11/14
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    11/13
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    11/11
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    11/10
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    11/9
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    11/8
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    Julian
    day
      L1B Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD02SSH)
    Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09)
    Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09CMG)
    Daily L2G Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MOD09GA)
    Daily L2G Land
    Surface Reflectance
    Bands 1,2,1
    (MOD09GQ)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10_L2)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10A1)
    Daily
    Snow Cover
    (MOD10C1)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (aggregated from 1km)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Day LST
    (day/night algorithm)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (aggregated from 1km)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (day/night algorithm)
    (MOD11B1)
    Daily Daytime Land
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD11C1)
    Daily Nighttime Land
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD11C1)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (MOD21)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (MOD21)
    Daily Daytime LST
    (MOD21A1D)
    Daily Nighttime LST
    (MOD21A1N)
    Daily Daytime
    Active Fire Detection
    (MOD14)
    Daily Nighttime
    Active Fire Detection
    (MOD14)
    Daily
    Active Fire
    (MOD14A1)
    Daily Daytime
    Active Fire Detection
    over Daily Land
    Surface Reflectance
    (MOD14 over MOD09)
    Daily Fractional
    Photosynthetically
    Active Radiation
    (MOD15A1)
    Daily
    Leaf Area Index
    (MOD15A1)
    L3 Photosynthetically Active Radiation
    DSR
    MCD18A1
    L3 Photosynthetically Active Radiation
    PAR
    MCD18A2
    L2G Surface Reflectance
    Band 1,3,4
    MCD19A1
    L2G AOT
    Optical Depth 047
    MCD19A2
    L2G AOT
    Column WV
    MCD19A2
    Sea Ice
    By Surface Temperature
    (MOD29)
    Sea Ice
    By Surface Reflectance
    (MOD29)
    Daily Sea Ice
    Surface Temperature
    (MOD29E1D)
    Daily Sea Ice
    by Surface Reflectance
    (MOD29E1D)
    Daily
    Filtered Surface Reflectance
    (MODHDFSR)
    16-day BRDF
    Isotropic Parameter
    (MCD43A1)
    16-day
    Shortwave Broadband
    White-Sky Albedo
    (MCD43A3)
    16-day
    Nadir BRDF-Adjusted
    Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MCD43A4)
    16-day BRDF
    Isotropic Parameter
    (MCD43C1)
    16-day
    Shortwave Broadband
    White-Sky Albedo
    (MCD43C3)
    16-day
    Nadir BRDF-Adjusted
    Reflectance
    Bands 1,4,3
    (MCD43C4)

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    Credits:

    Web site developed, maintained and hosted at the MODIS LDOPE, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Laboratory, Biospheric Information Systems Branch (Code 614.5). Terra and Aqua MODIS land coarse spatial resolution products produced by the MODIS Adaptative Production System (MODAPS) and projected into global browse images at the MODIS LDOPE. Original projection routine and web interface developed by Jacques Descloitres (formerly MODIS LDOPE and MODIS Rapid Fire). Map projection code based on the General Cartographic Transformation Package. Web interface converted into Perl/cgi, updated and maintained by Min Zheng (MODIS LDOPE). Data format conversion routines developed by Sadashiva Devadiga (MODIS LDOPE). Rubber-Band code (JavaScripts) provided and maintained by Greg Ederer (MODIS Science Data Support Team). Color look up tables provided by MODIS Science Team Members and MODIS LDOPE personnel. Image composition performed using ImageMagick. MODIS orbit track images provided by the University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering Center.

    Citation: Roy, D.P., Borak, J.S., Devadiga, S., Wolfe, R.E., Zheng, M., Descloitres, J., 2002, The MODIS Land product quality assessment approach, Remote Sensing of Environment, 83:62-76.