LANCE

Overview

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The Land and Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) was initiated by NASA Flight, Research and Applied Sciences Programs in 2009 to provide NASA data products in Near Real-time (NRT) to partners, stakeholders and users for decision making and operational applications.  Most of LANCE NRT data products are available within 3 hours from satellite observation, and the latency meets the timely needs of applications users especially for disasters community.  LANCE provides access to 87 NRT products from instruments inlcuding Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (LIS ISS), Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT), Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). 

LANCE NRT data products enhance and complement NASA’s Disaster Mapping portal, providing maps and digital geographic information for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities before, during and after a disaster. New LANCE NRT data products coming out in 2019 include VIIRS Black Marble the Daily At-sensor Top of Atmosphere Nighttime Radiance product (VNP46A1), MODIS Flood Mapping product, and VIIRS Deep Blue Aerosol product (VAERDB). Other new approved LANCE NRT products include MODIS Multi-Angle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction (MAIAC) Land Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) (MCD19A2) product, MAIAC Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) Model Parameters (MCD19A3) product, and MODIS Volcano MODVOLC product.\

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

Latest Updates

November 14, 2018
November 12th, 2018 VIIRS Near Real-Time Fires and Thermal Anomalies product from NASA LANCE.
The images below show the California wildfires located by NASA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Near Real-Time Fires and Thermal Anomalies product (in red points) from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). The map of California was provided through VIIRS true color imagery via NASA Worldview from November 9 - 12, 2018. The images show the extent of the Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire burning in California. The red outlines with smoke indicate areas of active fire....
August 30, 2018
SNPP near-realtime fire detection product
On Saturday August 25, the Manam Island volcano has erupted on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. After the cloud dissipated, lava flows are identified by Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Fires and Thermal Anomalies Near Real-Time product from NASA LANCE.  Red points in the remote sensing image show the locations of lava flows in the Manam Island, on August 27, 2018.  
January 24, 2017
On January 20, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired an image of brown smoke billowing from a cluster of fires near the coastal city of Pichilemu.
On January 20, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired an image of brown smoke billowing from a cluster of fires near the coastal city of Pichilemu. Smoke from dozens of forest fires billowed over central Chile in January 2017. A heat wave, coupled with strong winds, spread the flames on January 20, prompting President Michelle Bachelet to declare a state of emergency in some areas. On January 20, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
April 3, 2016
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites acquired this image of the ash plume at 11:45 a.m. Alaska time (21:45 Universal Time) on March 28, 2016.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites acquired this image of the ash plume at 11:45 a.m. Alaska time (21:45 Universal Time) on March 28, 2016. In late March 2016, Pavlof volcano on the Alaskan Peninsula began erupting again for the first time since November 2014. Alaska’s most active volcano has erupted six times since 1996 and 21 times in the past 50 years....
August 24, 2016
Four Fires Plague Southern California
Dry and hot weather conditions in the southern part of California as well as a spate of careless humans and lightning strikes have created an environment rife for fire outbreaks.  Four very large fires are currently causing havoc in the area and NASA's Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument captured this image of all four fires on August 23, 2016. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.  The Soberanes Fire...