Data Products

Datasetsort descending Acronym | Instrument(s) Band #, Range | Resolution Swath, Extent | Revisit Time Download | Comments
AIRS (Aqua) NRT

LANCE AIRS


2378 IR channels from 3.75  to 15.4 micron range; 4 Vis/NIR channels from 0.7 to 1.0 micron range. 


IR spatial resolution 13.5km at nadir. Vis/NIR spatial resolution 2.3km x 1.8km (acroos track x along track)  at nadir

approx 49.5 deg swath centered on nadir or 1650km

Twice per day. 16 days (orbital repeat cycle)

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/downloa...


Radiances, Temperature, Moisture Profiles, Precipitation, Dust, Clouds and Trace Gases Useful for Hurricanes, Weather Forecast, Human and Ecosystem Health, Wildfires. Products are available within 2.5 hours of capture

AMRS2

Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 / LANCE


13 Microwave Channels: 6.9, 7.3, 10.65, 18.7, 23.8, 36.5, and 89.0  GHz, dual polarization except for 23.8 which is Vertical only.


Band [GHz] - Spatial Resolution | 

(3-dB footprint size)  [km x km] | 6.93-62 x 35, 7.3-62 x 35, 10.65-42 x 24, 18.7-22 x 14, 23.8-19 x 11, 36.5-12 x  7, 89.0-5 x 3

Swath width: 1450 km (level 2 products) global (gridded products)

2 days (According to JAXA, the conical scan enables AMSR2 to acquire a set of daytime and nighttime data with more than 99% coverage of the Earth every 2 days.) The ground track repeat cycle is ~16 days.

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/downloa...


Global Total Precipitation, Global Rainfall, Total Precipitable Water (TPW), Ocean Wind Speed (OWS), Columnar Cloud Liquid Water (CLW) over ocean, Columnar Water Vapor (CWV) over ocean, Snow Water Equivalent (SWE), Sea Ice Concentration. Planned: Soil Moisture, Brightness Temperature (Tb). Products are available within 2.5 hours of capture

Crew Earth Observations Facility

CEO


3-band handheld digital camera (currently Nikon D4) images;


~ 0.4-0.7 microns (RGB); resolution variable with look angle, lens used, and ISS altitude; typically between 10-50 m/pixels

Highly variable with look angle and lens used, can range from <100 km (frame width/height) to 1000s of km for panoramic oblique images

Similar illumination conditions over given area of Earth surface every 3-4 days, but ~ 2-3 months before revisit with similar illumination conditions due to precessing inclined, non sun-sychronous equatorial orbit of ISS

https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov


RGB handheld digital camera imagery collected by the ISS crew, subject to operation constraints (including crew work/sleep schedule, other ISS tasks, and planned ISS manuevers) and crew responsiveness to targeting callouts (considered a best-effort activity). In general, spectral quality is low due to COTS camera design but spatial information content can be high with longer lens images (= higher ground spatial resolution). Unprocessed imagery typically available 24 hours after acquisition and downlink; post-processing to fully georeference images typically adds 24+ hours depending on number of frames and difficulty matching ground features.

EO-1 ALI

Earth Observing One Advanced Land Imager


ALI

Vis, NIR, SWIR
(10 bands), 400-2,400 nm


0.01 – 0.03 km

37.5 km

5-Feb

http://eo1.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Rapid revisit is for off-nadir pointing.

EO-1 Hyperion

Land Satellite Thematic Mapper


Hyperion

Vis, NIR, SWIR
(200 bands), 400-2,400


0.03 km

7.5 km

5-Feb

http://eo1.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Rapid revisit is for off-nadir pointing

Global Agricultural Monitoring System

Global Agricultural Monitoring System


MODIS

MODIS derived


250 meters

Global

8 days

http://glam1.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Near-real-time system and provides 8-day MODIS Color Composites, NDVI and anomaly products

Global Flood Monitoring System

GFMS



0.125 degree

Global, gridded

3 hours

http://flood.umd.edu/


Working to produce flood vectors that can be loaded into GIS

Global Imagery Browse Services

GIBS


Varies


Native

Global

Varies

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/gibs


Open web services providing imagery to Worldview and any other client

Global Landslide Nowcast Product

Landslide Hazard for Situational Awareness (LHASA) Model



0.01 Degree (~1 km)

Global

30 minute

https://pmm.nasa.gov/precip-apps


Documentation for this model is available at https://pmm.nasa.gov/applications/global-landslide-model

MISR NRT - Winds

Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer / LANCE


MISR

4 spectral bands: 446.4nm, 557.5nm, 671.7 nm and 866.4nm; spectral bandwidths: 41.9, 28.6, 21.9, and 39.7 nm; 9 cameras 4 pointing forward, 4 pointing aft and one nadir view; off-nadir angles fore and aft are are 26.1, 45.6, 60 and 70.5 degrees


17.6 km

Instantaneous swath width that covers all 9 MISR cameras is 360km (224 mi); region observed by MISR in one orbit is 360km wide and 20,000 km long

Depending on the latitude the revisit is 2 to 9 days (poles to the equator); 9-day global average

https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/misr/misr_table


Products are available within 2.5 hours of capture

MLS (Aura) NRT

LANCE MLS


5 spectral bands centered near 118, 190, 240, 640 and 2500 GHz


Latitude Resolution: 300 km at limb tagent point (along-track) 

Longitude Resolution: 3 km at limb tagent point (cross-track) 

Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees 

Vertical Resolution: ~3 km 

near global

Twice per day. 16 days (orbital repeat cycle)

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/downloa...


Ozone, Temperature, Carbon Monoxide, Water Vapor, Nitric Acid, Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur Dioxide. Products are available within 2.5 hours of capture

MODIS Thermal Anomalies / Hotspots (MOD14) distributed via FIRMS

Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)


MODIS

MO/YD14 data in vector format. 


1km

Global, Vector

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms


Rapid and daily email alerts are available through FIRMS as well as SHP, TXT and KML files.

OMI (Aura) NRT: Cloud Top Pressure, Aerosol Optical Depth, Sulpher Dioxide and Ozone

Ozone Monitoring Instrument / LANCE


OMI

UV,VIS, 280-500


Pixel resolution 13 x 24 km @ nadir

Swath 2600 km

1 day

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/downloa...


Products are available daily

Precipitation

Integrated Multi-SatellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG)


GMI, DPR, IMERG

Global Precipitation Measurement


0.1 degrees

Global, Gridded

30 min

https://pmm.nasa.gov/data-access/downloads/gpm

https://pmm.nasa.gov/precip-apps


Latency of 6 hours with the goal of 4

Rapid Response

N/A


MODIS, VIIRS

Imagery from MODIS and VIIRS


0.25 to 1 km

Global

1 Day

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/rapid-r...


Providing near-real-time imagery and fire detections since 2001.  Current emphasis is on low bandwidth users.  High bandwidth users are being encouraged to switch to Worldview/GIBS.

Soil Moisture

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)


SMAP Radar, SMAP Radiometer

36 km

Global, Gridded

50 hour latency

http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/data/


SMAP team looking to increase resolution of SMAP products

VIIRS Thermal Anomalies / Hotspots I-band distributed via FIRMS

Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)


VIIRS

Plan to add data from VIIRS I-band in Dec 15


375m

Global, Vector

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms


Rapid and daily email alerts will be available through FIRMS as well as SHP, TXT and KML files.

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (Suomi-NPP)

Visible Imaging Radiometer Suite


Vis, MIR, TIR, and Nighttime, (22 bands), 405-12,490


0.375,0.750 km

3000 km

2-Jan

http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/


Products are available within 2.5 hours of capture  and is used to make a nighttime lights image depending on cloud cover.

Worldview

N/A


Native


Native

Global

Varies

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/worldview

Full-resolution imagery browser and data download tool; imagery generally available within 3-5 hours of observation.